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Security Software

The Office of Information Technology offers services and software designed to protect University computers from threats and vulnerabilities.

AntiVirus Software

All Boise State-owned computers are required to have antivirus software installed and current when attaching to the University network, per University policy.


Students using Windows 10 have Windows Defender installed, which is a fine antivirus solution.

For other devices, software such as BitDefender is recommended.

A free product available is Avira Free Antivirus, although you should be sure to uncheck the Ask Toolbar during installation, and uninstall its browser extension.

Keeping Your Computer Secure

The Office of Information Technology is committed to providing you with resources and tools to keep your professional and personal data safe.

Our Cybersecurity department is responsible for protecting the University’s information assets.

For more information, visit our Cybersecurity website.


Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357,, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.