Security/Privacy

Protect Your Computer

One of the most important ways you can protect your personally owned computer is to use anti-virus software. We strongly recommend that you download and install one of the following anti-virus products.

Windows Microsoft Essentials
Microsoft Essentials is free, and is supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.  It is NOT for use on University owned computers. 

Macintosh
Sophos is free, and is supported on Mac OS X.  It is available only to members of the U-M community for their personally owned computers.  It is NOT for use on University owned computers.

Protect Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop often contains personal or private data about you, friends, and family.  

Learn more about steps you can take to protect your device and data.

Protect Your Privacy and Your Reputation

We all know that social networking is the way to connect with your friends. But have you considered what information you share online? Others have! Security experts agree that your privacy is at risk if you include personal information about yourself, such as full name, address, phone number, or account numbers. It's also important to consider what information and photos are posted by you or others who know you.

Follow recommended guidelines for keeping your profile safe.