Antivirus software is used to ensure you are protected by numerous threats on the internet such as malware, viruses and identity theft.
Information Services at the University of Portsmouth recommends to use the following free antivirus software:
Windows Defender comes as standard with Windows 10 and is automatically enabled so no action is required, you are automatically protected.
macOS & OS X
Although Apple Macs are less likely to become infected with viruses, there is still a possibility this may occur. Macs can also be vunerable to other threats such as information theft.
If you would like to stay extra vigilant, Sophos have a free product which is very effective at keeping you safe online and is available to download:
If you are using Linux, Sophos also offer a free version for Linux: