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Client Antivirus Software

CrowdStrike Falcon is Northwestern's licensed software application for protecting Northwestern-owned and managed machines and devices against viruses and other malware. For personally owned devices and machines not managed by the University, it is critical that students, faculty, and staff members install antivirus software, update virus definitions, and run virus scans daily. Northwestern IT recommends the following antivirus programs: Microsoft Defender, Sophos, and Avast.


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Last Updated: 30 June 2021

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