Antivirus software helps protect your computer from viruses, adware, spyware, ransomware, and other malware that might compromise your accounts or cause loss of important data. Informaiton Assurance recommends that you install and run antivirus software set to automatically update.
See Phishing & Suspicious Email for tips on avoiding viruses and malicious programs that are spread in email, as well as how to avoid common email scams and fraud.
Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition is recommended for personal Mac OS computers.
Sophos Home Edition is not for use on university-owned computers.
Get Help for Infected Computers
If you believe that your personal computer has been infected or compromised by viruses or malware, the Virus Scanning & Removal service offered by ITS Tech Repair at the Computer Showcase is available to assist you.
If you believe that your U-M computer has been infected or compromised by viruses or malware, please contact IT support: For MiWorkspace Computers, contact the ITS Service Center, and for Other University-Owned Computers contact your Unit IT department.