Antivirus Tools

Microsoft Windows Defender and Malwarebytes are the two cybersecurity scanning tools recommended by the University of Akron. Both of these tools are free to download for personal use. For questions with downloading or running either of these tools, feel free to contact the IT Help Desk.


  • Free of cost
  • Windows Defender comes pre-installed on all Windows 10 machines
  • Easy to use

Available To

  • Faculty/Staff
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Guests

Service Provider

Information Technology Services (ITS)

185 Carroll Street