Antivirus Tools

Microsoft Windows Defender is the cybersecurity scanning tool recommended by the University of Akron. This tool is free and pre-installed on all Windows 10 machines. For questions about running Microsoft Windows Defender, 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