For malware prevention and removal, ResNet recommends using the free Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in combination with the Bitdefender virus protection software that Saint Mary's College provides at no cost to students, faculty, and staff for their personally-owned computers.

    • Bitdefender security protection software
      for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X

      • Bitdefender Total Security for Windows protects your computer against virus and malware infections, and is configured to automatically scan and protect your computer from threats.
        http://www.saintmarys.edu/virus
      • Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac protects your computer against virus and malware infections, and is configured to automatically scan and protect your computer from threats.
        http://www.saintmarys.edu/virus
      • This software is free for Saint Mary's students, faculty and staff for their personally-owned computers. It is also installed on all College-owned computers.

    • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
      for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X

      • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for Windows effectively removes removes malware like worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, and spyware. It also removes malware that can hijack your web browsers.
        http://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
      • This software contains the free as well as the paid version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. If you wish to purchase the software for $25 (annual license fee), the option is available from within the installed software. You should not use the paid-for version of Malwarebytes with the Saint Mary's-provided Bitdefender software, as they will conflict with each other.

        The free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware must be updated manually, and does not provide real-time protection, only malware removal.

      • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for Mac effectively removes adware and malware. It also removes malware that can hijack your web browsers.
        http://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/
      • The free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does not provide real-time protection, only malware removal.


Last Modified May 19, 2017