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:

Windows Macintosh
Avast (free) Avast (free)
Microsoft Security Essentials (free) ClamXAV
AVG (free) Intego
Norton/Symantec Symantec for Mac
McAfee McAfee for Mac
Kaspersky Kaspersky
Trend Micro Sophos
BitDefender BitDefender

 

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.