Antivirus Software

One network requirement that enables a successful connection to the PS-CampusAccess wireless network is to have antivirus software installed and running on your computing device.

Antivirus Protection For Personal Computers
Technology Services recommends the following free antivirus software for use for personal computers. However, you can install your choice of antivirus protection as long as the software is compatible with our network Connect Key also known as SafeConnect.

For Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Defender - Windows 10 has built-in antivirus protection

For Macintosh Operating Systems

Avast Free Mac Security/Antivirus software
Avira Free Antivirus for Mac

Antivirus Protection For University Owned Computers
Technology Services provides managed Enterprise antivirus software to protect university owned computers. Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection for Windows operating systems and Sophos Endpoint Protection for Macintosh operating systems.  For any questions or additional information, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or

Uninstalling Antivirus Software
If you are installing a new antivirus product, you will need to uninstall your old program first. For many products, you can simply uninstall the old program, but McAfee, Norton, and Sophos products may require special steps for proper removal.

McAfee can be removed with the McAfee Removal Tool. You may then proceed to install your new antivirus software. 

Norton can be removed with the Norton Removal Tool. You may then proceed to install your new antivirus software.

Sophos free version antivirus software installed on unmanaged personal student computers is no longer recommended. Students with Mac O/S are advised to uninstall Sophos and install recommended supported antivirus programs for Mac O/S listed above.