Ohio University

Microsoft Anti-Virus

Microsoft anti-virus, also known as System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) or Windows Defender, provides comprehensive virus and malware protection for Windows and Mac computers. Benefits include:

  • Fast performance - Scans will not slow your computer down
  • On-the-fly updates - Automatically updates its virus definitions as often as needed
  • Web Browser protection - Prevents sites that may contain malicious web content from loading


  • Windows
  • Mac


  • University-owned machines only.

How to Install

Centrally managed computers

Microsoft Anti-Virus will be installed automatically on centrally managed Windows and Mac computers.

Unmanaged computers

If you have a university computer that is not managed centrally, you will need to download and run the appropriate installer: