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Queen's University

Antivirus Software


Your computer or device should be running a reputable antivirus program that regularly updates and installs the latest virus definitions. Make sure that your virus definitions are always current and perform regular scans of your system.


Faculty, Staff and Grad Students

Queen's faculty, staff and grad students are licensed to use Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP).  Licensed users can log in to MyQueensU and download the software from the link found under Software Centre.


SCEP is available for

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Mac OS X v10.6.x and above


Undergraduate Students

Queen's University does not have licensed antivirus software for undergraduate student use. It is the responsibility of the student to source and install a functional AV program.


The following reviews will allow you to compare free and commercial AV programs that can be downloaded or purchased online. Please note that Windows 8 comes preloaded with Windows Defender.


PC Users


Mac Users  

Help & Support

Please contact the IT Support Centre by calling 613.533.6666 during regular business hours or by filling out the online help form.




Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 613.533.2000