Security Against Malware
Antivirus is security software that can protect your computer and files from harmful malware. All university-maintained devices are required to have antivirus installed. It’s also critical that you protect your personally-owned devices with antivirus software when they connect to the university network or are used to handle university materials.
Student and Personal Devices
We recommend students, faculty and staff protect their personal computers by installing antivirus software.
The following software is free, and supported by the provider:
Compare Options for Personal Devices
This article provides a comparison of five vendor-supported antivirus solutions with free options you can review to use to protect personal devices. Solutions reviewed include:
Get in-person help securing your computer at any of our CATLabs at Atlanta or Perimeter College campuses.
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Devices Used for Work
Georgia State Owned Computers
Georgia State provides antivirus software on computers that are university-owned and managed. The software automatically reports to a central management system for updated virus protection information and product upgrades.
Faculty and staff can request assistance with antivirus software on their university workstations by contacting the Technology Service Desk.
Questions about antivirus options? Email: [email protected].
Cylance at Home for Faculty and Staff
A limited number of Cylance at Home licenses are available for faculty and staff personal devices used for work. Cylance at Home antivirus helps keep your files and sensitive university information protected when you must work remotely.
To get started installing Cylance at Home on a personal device, confirm your university status using your campus email address, then create an account using a personal email address.
How to Register Your Cylance at Home Account
IMPORTANT: Please note that this software is only for personal devices that are being used for university purposes. Georgia State employees may not allow non Georgia State individuals to access this software. It is provided to protect university assets being accessed by devices used by faculty and staff for work purposes.
SUPPORT: For questions and support with your Cylance at Home account, visit Cylance's Support Site.
(Using your Campus email address)
Instructions for downloading Cylance at Home on your mobile devices is available in your Cylance Dashboard after you've registered an account.
Have a Cybersecurity Question?
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