Antivirus (AV) software protects computers and mobile devices from being infected by viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and a long list of other malware  that can damage data or steal your identity. In order to protect both your data and data on every other computer connected to the Humboldt State University networks, you must have an up-to-date virus protection product installed on your computer before you are permitted to connect to the campus wired and wireless networks. Note that simply installing the software is not enough; it must be kept up to date using whatever update mechanism is incorporated into the antivirus program.
The following AV products are the best recommendations for free antivirus software that work well on our campus:
The following products meet the minimal standards to connect to our campus wired and wireless networks, and are supported by SafeConnect. Please note these products may not work properly on campus, but in most cases do work fine. If you have any issues with the AV products below, you may want to install an AV product from the list above or contact the Help Desk for direct assistance:
If you have any questions or concerns about antivirus software, please contact the Technology Help Desk  at (707) 826-HELP (4357) or stop by the Help Desk in the Library, room 120, behind the canoe.