Anti-Virus Software2017-01-11T14:35:12+00:00


Anti-Virus Software

Anti-virus programs are software which detect and attempt to remove viruses and ad-ware that are harmful to your computer.

ATTENTION: Bard College is no longer supporting Sophos Anti-Virus. if you have it on your computer, please follow the directions below for installing a new anti-virus program.

REMEMBER to UNINSTALL Sophos Anti-Virus before you install a new anti-virus program. Computers DO NOT LIKE having more than one anti-virus program installed. If you need help with uninstalling Sophos Anti-Virus, please contact the

Bard IT highly recommends downloading and installing the following software for Bard College students, staff, and faculty on their college-owned and personal computers:

  • Mac: Avast
  • Windows/PC: Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)
Download Avast for Mac
Download Microsoft Security Essentials for PC



If you have any problems/questions about anti-virus applications, please contact the