Below is some information about tools useful in securing your
computer. A great many of these tools are not supported by the
University, but are in wide usage none-the-less.
Virus protection combined with good system patching practices
can go a long way in preventing your system from being compromised.
Saint Leo University utilizes Forefront virus protection software
on all University owned systems.
Malware and adware and other such nuisance programs are rarely
picked up by virus protection packages. As they don't tend to be
destructive, antiviral vendors tend to concentrate their efforts in
other areas. However, there are some very good freeware programs
that do address such programs.*
Microsoft Security Essentials
*None of these applications are officially supported by the
University but they are widely used and supported by the