Antivirus Software

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Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus software is installed on all campus-owned computers. Symantec Endpoint Security includes antivirus and anti-spyware protection, as well as firewall, intrusion prevention and other security features. If your computer is connected to the campus network, it is required to have updated antivirus software

UW-Whitewater students and employees may download a copy of Symantec Endpoint Protection for their personal computer at no cost! If you suspect your computer is already infected with a virus, contact the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email.

Connecting to wi-fi

Students and employees need up-to-date antivirus to access the campus wireless network - including wi-fi - from a personal computer (PC and Mac). For more information on connecting a personal device to the campus wi-fi, visit the network connectivity page. If you are using an up-to-date antivirus not listed below, please contact the TSC Helpdesk to request a review of your antivirus software for use with the UW-Whitewater wireless network. 

Approved antivirus for UW-Whitewater wireless network



Symantec (free to students/staff) Symantec (free to students/staff)
Avast Avast
Bitdefender Avira
Emsisoft Bitdefender
F-Secure Intego
Kaspersky Kaspersky
McAfee* McAfee*
Panda Panda
Trend Micro Sophos

* A compatibility issue with McAfee LiveSafe has been detected and the vendor has been notified. The issue will be resolved as soon as an update/patch is released.


Antivirus Installation Reference Guide (PDF)

Technical Support

Any reports of virus infection should be reported to the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP(4357) or via email at

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