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Trend Micro Antivirus

An antivirus scanner (AV) defends against viruses, spyware, and web threats. This protects you against identity theft and security violations, and benefits the entire University by reducing network downtime and productivity loss in case of a security breach.

As long as the antivirus definitions (signatures of known malware) are kept up to date, your AV program will not only help to reduce the chances of a virus or spyware infection, but can detect and remove them from an already infected computer.

Trend Micro is the antivirus provider for McGill University, offering free antivirus software for all full-time staff and students. Here are some of the advantages of using a McGill-provided antivirus solution on your computer:

  • Free version upgrades as long as you are a member of the McGill community.
  • Automated virus definition updates.
  • Antivirus, malware and spyware protection.
  • Firewall and web protection for Windows users.
  • Free technical support.

All McGill University full-time staff and students can download and install Trend Micro antivirus software for use on their personal computers. The following are available:

     - Windows (Home users and students): Titanium Internet Security 2014
     - Mac: Titanium Internet Security for Mac
     - Linux: Server Protect for Linux

Available versions for each operating system can be downloaded through the McGill Software Licensing site.

Before installing any of these versions, be sure to uninstall any existing antivirus software from your machine.

Minimum Requirements for Internet Security 2008 (Windows)

Windows operating systems prior to XP are not supported.

Windows XP:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or equivalent 450MHz
  • 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 350MB free hard disk space
  • Service Pack 2
  • Internet connection required for updates

Windows Vista:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or equivalent 800MHz (1GHz recommended)
  • 512MB RAM for Windows Vista Home Basic (1GB recommended)
  • 350MB free hard disk space
  • Service Pack 1
  • Internet connection required for updates

Minimum Requirements for Tren Micro Internet Security for Mac

 Mac OS X 10.7 and up (Mavericks*, Mountain Lion, Lion) 
* Note: The version currently available is supported on Mavericks if you install it first on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and then upgrade your Mac OS -- not on a brand new OS X with Mavericks.

  • 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1.5 GB free hard disk space

You can download the antivirus software 24 X 7 from here.

See the NCS Central Desktop Virus Protection policy.


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