Security Related Tools

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

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 publisher.

Current Threats