Security & Viruses
College-Provided Antivirus

Free antivirus and anti-spyware software, as listed on the right side of this page, is available for students residing on campus, should you choose not to use your own pre-installed antivirus and anti-spyware software.

  • Laptops: Bring your laptop to Daniels Hall room 107, and the Help Desk staff will install the program onto your PC or Mac.
  • Desktops: Please notify the Academic Technology Services staff to schedule an on-site install installation appointment at your convenience.

Virus, Malware, Trojan, Worm, etc.

Malware, short for malicious or malevolent software, is software used or created by attackers to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive (personal, financial, or business) information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of code, scripts, active content, and other software. Malware is a general term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware, and other malicious programs. Some malware is disguised as genuine software, and may come from an official company website. Left un-guarded, personal and networked computers can be at considerable risk against these threats. These are most frequently counter-acted by various types of firewalls, antivirus software, and network hardware. (from Wikipedia)

Email Spam Filter

The Elmhurst College Microsoft Spam Filter has been in place since July 2014. Due to the recent migration to Microsoft Office 365, you can now view your quarantined email at this site: If there is a specific email message that was quarantined and needs to be released, please contact the Help Desk.

Free Antivirus programs