Computer viruses can cause a lot of damage to your computer. For example they can delete files, reformat hard drives, or be used to gain access to your accounts (such as email and bank accounts) and any personal data you store in those accounts. If you install antivirus software and keep it up-to-date, you can minimize these risks.
The University of Toronto strongly recommends you have antivirus software on your computer. There are many available both free and subscription-based. SentinelONE, a leading provider of end point protection solutions, has recently partnered with the University of Toronto to provide antivirus software. An offer to students should be available by the Summer of 2023.
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The Campus Agreement with Microsoft provides licenses for System Center Endpoint Protection (Windows) for installation on University of Toronto owned equipment. Installation files can be found here.