Antivirus - MS Security Essentials

Last Updated: 07/25/2013

Overview

OIT recommends Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus and antispyware software for pesonally owned computers running Windows OS.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows vs. Security Essentials

  System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Windows Security Essentials
Cost: Common good product for CU-Boulder through Microsoft  software campus  EES agreement No Charge
Available for: Faculty, Staff, and student staff conducting official university business Personally owned computers
Management: Designed for central management Stand along software that cannot be integrated in a central management system
Software: Same level of antivirus/antispyware protection Same level of antivirus/antispyware protection
Updates: Make sure Windows Updates is enabled so you get the most up-to-date definitions on a regular basis. Make sure Windows Updates is enabled so you get the most up-to-date definitions on a regular basis.

 

How to get it

  • Download it from Microsoft and review their installation instructions.
  • Be sure that you do not have Computer Associatie's eTrust Antivirus still installed (see uninstall instructions below).