Secure Your Computers

Secure Your Computers

The following products are options for HOME COMPUTERS ONLY. Computers in Brevard Public Schools are already protected with an enterprise antivirus solution called System Center Endpoint Protection (by Microsoft). If a BPS computer needs virus attention, please contact your Technology Specialist.

Please protect your computers from viruses, trojans, SPAM, and other malware. Not only can you become a victim of cyber attack, but anyone you connect to (email, social networking, file sharing, flash drive, etc.) also risk becoming victims.

There are many great products on the market. Some may be purchased through subscription and some are free. We have listed a few of the free products to get you started. We do not endorse any of these products, but merely offer these as a starting point as you begin to research your best protection option.


The good news is that Windows 10 comes pre-installed with free Windows Defender.  It protects your computer from viruses and malware.


External LinkMicrosoft Windows Defender - FREE real-time protection that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software for Windows 8 and 10.  Windows Defender is built into the latest versions of Windows and helps guard your PC against viruses and other malware.

External LinkMicrosoft Security Essentials - FREE real-time protection that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software for Windows 7.

External Linkavast - FREE antivirus software with spyware protection for non-commercial and home use.

External LinkAVG - FREE antivirus software and antispyware protection for non-commercial and home use.

External LinkClamX - Free virus checker for Mac OS X.



External LinkVipre Rescue - FREE tool that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. Use this if you know you are already infected.

External LinkMalwarebytes Anti-malware - FREE tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer.

External LinkSUPERAntiSpyware Free - Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.

External LinkAd-Aware Free - Real-time protection against spyware, trojans, rootkits, hijackers, keyloggers, etc.

External LinkVundoFix - FREE removal tool developed to remove Virtumonde infections.

External LinkTrend Micro - Free tools that help detect, identify and clean computers that have been infected by viruses, malware and other Web threats.


Safe(r) Internet Browsing

External LinkMcAfee Site Advisor - Browser add-on that tests websites for spyware, spam and scams so you can search, surf and shop more safely.

External LinkWOT for Firefox - Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam.

External LinkWOT - Web Of Trust - Free Internet security add-on for your browser.

Hoax / Urban Legend Websites

External LinkList of Hoax Sites - Teaching Web Page Evaluation Using Hoax Sites - by Dr. Mary Ann Bell.

External LinkMcAfee Hoaxes - McAfee Avert Virus Hoax Listings.

External LinkSnopes - Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a web site that is the best-known resource for validating and debunking urban legends.

PC World Article Regarding Free Antivirus Software

External LinkIt's Free! - From PC World.


External LinkMicrosoft Online Safety - Creating Strong passwords

External LinkMicrosoft Online Safety - Password Checker

External LinkOnline Qr Lab - Password Security Information