Required Anti-Virus Software
In order to keep Hartwick’s network free from malware and running smoothly, it is Hartwick College's policy that every student-owned computer which accesses the College's network, regardless of operating system, must be running up-to-date anti-virus software with real-time protection. Students who purchased Hartwick-recommended laptops (2009-2012) received Symantec Endpoint Protection on those machines. Students bringing other laptops must install their own.
Although Hartwick College does not endorse any particular products, here are examples of common anti-virus programs:
|Avast (free)||Avast (free)|
|Microsoft Security Essentials (free)||ClamXAV|
|Norton/Symantec||Symantec for Mac|
|McAfee||McAfee for Mac|
1. I’m bringing a computer that runs Microsoft Windows. What do I need?
Hartwick-recommended laptops which are bought through the Hartwick Laptop Store already have Symantec Endpoint Protection installed. For other Windows laptops, select and install anti-virus software with real-time protection. Take note of your software's expiration date and renew when necessary. You must keep your software updated to be protected.
2. I’m bringing a Macintosh computer. What do I need?
Select and install anti-virus software with real-time protection. Take note of your software's expiration date and renew when necessary. You must keep your software updated to be protected.
3. I’m bringing more than one computer. Do I need anti-virus software on both of them?
Yes, it has to be installed on every computer that will access the Hartwick network.