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Antivirus Support for UF Wi-Fi

These are Free Antivirus Products that UF Computing Help Desk is current supporting for UF Wi-Fi (
 Note: UF Housing Residence please see a different recommendation listed at DHNET site.
Avast (Please disable WebShield feature to avoid browsing issue)
Windows Defender (built into Windows 8 and 10) Please see instructions below (1)
Note 1:
How to Enable Windows Defender after Removing a Third Party Antivirus Program:
1.       You might see a message like the one below, showing that Defender is turned off and isn’t protecting your computer. If so, search move to step 2.
2.       Open Action Center by navigating to Control Panel > System and Security > Action Center (On windows 10 you will see Security and Maintenance instead of Action Center), click on the Security tab to check which program is handling spyware and unwanted software protection. If you want to enable Defender in place of another suite such as McAfee, you should use the Control Panel to uninstall that program first.
3.       When that’s done, type Defender again in the Start menu and, if it’s turned off, you’ll see a message and a link to turn it on. Click it to turn on Windows Defender.
4.       Assuming your computer isn’t protected, the Windows Defender main window will open on the desktop. Chances are, the spyware definitions will be out of date, so now’s the time to update them. Click the Check for Updates button.

 Last modified at 12/14/2015 3:24 PM by Patrick White