Anti-Virus Software

University Computers

All university computers include standard anti-virus software (Microsoft End Point Protection) and anti-malware (Malware Bytes) software.  If you have questions about anti-virus software for a university computer, please contact the Help Desk

Personal/Home Computers

Anti-virus software is strongly recommended for all student, faculty, and staff personal computers.  In fact, personal computers that connect to the Clarion network without anti-virus software may loose access to the network due to malicious software.  Many internet service providers (ISP's) offer free anti-virus software as part of your internet service; please contact your ISP for details.  If you do not have access to anti-virus software, please review the resources below and install anti-virus software on your computer.

Windows 10

Windows 10 includes built-in anti-virus software from Microsoft called Windows Defender.  For more information about Windows Defender, please see the Microsoft Defender Site.

 Current university students, faculty, and staff also have access to McAfee Anti-virus software for Windows 10.  If you prefer to use the McAfee anit-virus software, please follow the installation instructions below.   

 Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Current university students, faculty, and staff have access to a "home use" version of McAfee anti-virus software for user on their personal/home computers.   Clarion University offers this McAfee anti-virus software as a convenience for home use and cannot guarantee suitability of this product with your home system nor provide technical support on its installation or use. If you have any questions regarding this product or its installation, please refer to the McAfee Tech Support Web sites listed below.

By using this McAfee software on your home computer, you are acknowledging that you are currently enrolled as a student at Clarion University or you are a current employee of Clarion University. You are also acknowledging that you agree to abide by the license agreement that requires you to delete this McAfee software from your system in the even that you are no longer a student at Clarion University or you cease employment with Clarion University.

Note: the files on this page are secure downloads. Please follow these instructions to access the secure site.

To install the McAfee anti-virus software on your personal/home computer...

McAfee ResourceS

    • McAfee Virus Support Site
    • McAfee Stinger Utility (Detect and remove specific viruses)
    •  ** Tip:  I Installed VirusScan.  How can I manually initiate a McAfee VirsuScan full scan of my PC?

        • Right-click the McAfee Shield in your System Tray
        • Select "OnDemand Scan"
        • Select "Start"

Macintosh Based Operating Systems (MAC OS X):

Anti-malware software

Anti-malware software is also recommended.  Anti-malware software does not replace anti-virus software.  Rather, it complements the anti-virus software with defenses against other types of malicious software.  For more information, please see the Malware Bytes Home Use site.


Other Resources


Last Updated 6/12/18