Clark University ITS provides Antivirus (AV) software, for personally-owned computers. This is any student machine or faculty/staff machine that is not managed by ITS, but that is being brought to campus to connect to the Clark network.
AV software is designed to detect and remove viruses from computers. AV software can also protect against a wide variety of threats, including malicious software such as:
- Browser hijackers
- Trojan horses
- Spyware, adware, botnets
- and Ransomware
AV works by scanning directories or specific files for known malicious patterns indicating the presence of malicious software and removing any malicious software it detects. Some antivirus software programs do this automatically in the background, while others notify users of infections and ask them if they want to clean the files.