Malware (viruses, ransomware, etc.) is malicious software that harms computers and smartphones. Malware infections can occur as a result of:
In addition to avoiding the above activities, the best way to prevent malware infection is by using protective software such as antivirus. Install it and always keep it updated.
Below are lists of free and commercial antimalware applications that you can use on your personally owned computers. Use your best judgment in selecting a personal antimalware solution, and note that Seneca College does not endorse any vendor nor provide support for any software listed below.
Seneca College students and employees are entitled to a free copy of Trend Micro Internet Security to install on one Windows computer at home. For information on obtaining and installing this software please visit the Home Use page on the ITS website.
The following software is free of charge, fully functional, and has no expiration date.
This is a list of commercial software available for purchase. Clicking an item below will take you to its product information page, and many include a time-limited free trial for evaluation.
Norton Security Standard(30-day free trial)
Panda Dome(30-day free trial)
Trend Micro Internet Security(30-day free trial)
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