In order to register on the MacMurray College network, you must have anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed on your machine. Below are some no cost products. These products are not endorsed by MacMurray College.
If at any point in your stay on the MacMurray campus you have problems downloading software to help keep your computer secure, notify the IT department at 217-479-7032.
Any of the programs on this page are safe for use on the Mac network, but the following free options are available to download even while your computer is in registration/remediation. Instructions for installation, updating, and removal can be found on each program's respective site.
- Anti-virus: Microsoft Security Essentials - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
- Anti-spyware: Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org
The following programs are highly recommended by the IT department for help with cleaning dangerous false positives, viruses, and other malicious software off your machine. Use these if you are experiencing difficulties with running your computer normally.
- rkill - http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com
- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - http://www.malwarebytes.org/