Malware, be it a virus, worm, trojan horse, backdoor, spyware, botnet, rootkit, or any number of other variety, is a expensive and unwelcome nuisance that is a persistent part of the modern computing landscape. The risk of being a target of some form of malware is very real, and it will happen.
It is the responsibility of each person to assure that they have antivirus software installed and that it operates properly. Students are encouraged to become informed and to take adequate steps to maintain their computers.
Students with a PC can download free virus scanning software from any of these recommended sources:
There are currently no good free antivirus options for Mac users. Check the Apple Store for options.