Service

Description: 

Microsoft's antivirus software provides protection of Windows workstations against virus attacks and malware intrusions.  Microsoft Security Essentials is used for Windows 7 and Microsoft Defender is used for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Cost: 
Free
This Service is Available to: 
Staff
Students

Support

Operating System

Windows 7: 
Full
Windows 8: 
Full
Windows 10: 
Full
IOS: 
Excluded
Android: 
Excluded

Web Browser

IE: 
Excluded
Firefox: 
Excluded
Chrome: 
Excluded

Service Targets

Exclusions: 

Microsoft's antivirus software only protects Microsoft Windows Operating System Workstations – all other Operating Systems are excluded.

Prerequisites: 

An authentic Microsoft Windows workstation installation is required (a cracked operating system installation will not be protected).

The NWU network is to be accessed regularly for the Microsoft antivirus software to be updated on the workstations.

User Responsibilities

How to request this service: 

It is installed by default on each Windows workstation as part of the standard applications.

How to report a problem with the service: 

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