Virus Protection at BC
For Students, Faculty & Staff
Antivirus Software Changes at BC
Home Computers (Not Owned by BC):
Boston College requires all faculty, staff, and students to use antivirus software on their computers.
Keep your Mac & Windows computer protected from viruses, malware, randsomware, and more by downloading & installing antivirus software.
BC-owned computers are required to use Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection (referred to as Sophos Endpoint) for virus protection.
Boston College requires all faculty, staff, and students to use antivirus software on their home computers (not owned by BC). If you do not already have virus protection, BC recommends installing the free version of Sophos Home (Mac & Windows). Note: You will need to create a Sophos Home account before downloading the software. Before installing, make sure to uninstall other antivirus software (Windows Defender will be disabled automatically when you install Sophos Home). After installation, a popup will offer an upgrade to Sophos Home Premium at an additional cost (you can disable the popup if it bothers you).