Microsoft Anti-Virus

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Microsoft Defender Antivirus, also known as Microsoft Defender for Enterprise and Microsoft Defender for Mac, provides comprehensive virus and malware protection for Windows and Mac computers.


Centrally-managed devices

Microsoft Defender will be installed automatically on centrally managed Windows and Mac computers running a version of macOS compliant with OHIO’s Information Security Standards.

Unmanaged devices

Compliance with OHIO’s Information Security Standards requires having an antivirus product installed on unmanaged and personally-owned computers when connecting to certain university resources.

Who can access

  • University-owned Macs and PCs

  • Personally-owned Windows PCs (included with Windows OS)


  • Built-in to Windows

  • No extra cost

  • On-the-fly updates - Automatically updates the virus definitions as often as needed


  • Windows

  • Mac

Additional resources

Service support

Get help

  • Visit the Technology Help Center ( to get live support, view outages, and browse trainings.


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The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, and information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the University community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

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