Anti-Virus Software

Need Anti-Virus?

HMS IT requires that all computers used on campus have basic security software installed.  Students may use their antivirus software of choice.  Some examples include: 

  • On Mac OSX, Avast is available for free from
  • On Windows 10, Windows Defender is installed by default and requires no configuration or subscription.  Optionally, Avast can be downloaded for free from 


This Microsoft page gives comprehensive information on virus protection for all current Windows operating systems.

Before installing any AntiVirus software, the current one should be uninstalled first.  Click here for more information.


Please visit for more information about other software and hardware requirements and recommendations.