Class Prep

Malware Protection Guidelines

Personally Owned Computers

Personally owned laptops and desktops are not covered by USF antivirus licenses. 

Free or low-cost solutions for personally owned computers are available below.



 Mobile Devices (Regardless of Operating System or Model)

  • Should your mobile device appear to have malware, the first step is to ensure that the device is up to date with the latest version of its respective operating system.
  • If the malware persists after the operating system update, the next step is to factory reset the device.

Please note: The products above are not supported by USF IT in any way.


University Owned Computers

Computers owned by USF are eligible to be covered by the Trend Micro antivirus product.  Contact the IT Service Desk if you require assistance.  813-974-1222