What antivirus software should I install?

In this day and age, where there are essentially millions or virus/malware, protection your computer is vital. The IT Helpdesk is responsible for over 300 staff, faculty, and mobile lab computers. Ohio Christian University IT Department recommends downloading a free-software called Microsoft Security Essentials. 

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus software product for Microsoft Windows operating systems, providing protection against types of malware, viruses, trojans, and rootkits. In addition, most of OCU's computers are also protected by Malwarebytes Anti-malware software. This combination of the two programs increases the ability to help protect the user from harmful material.

Other Antivirus programs such as Norton, AVG, Avira, and Avast are all sufficient programs and are compatibile with OCU's systems, however, some require a paid subscription or may not provide adequate protection from unwanted viruses.