What is Microsoft Defender?

Anti-virus software is the backbone of your workstation and/or laptop security system, working behind-the-scenes to deliver the fast and trusted computer virus and spyware protection. MSU Denver employs Microsoft Defender to protect users from malware and viruses.

Who can use Microsoft Defender?

Students, Faculty and Staff that are using an MSU Denver-issued computer (PC and Mac).

How do I request access to Microsoft Defender?

There is no need to request access to Microsoft Defender. The application is pre-installed on all MSU Denver-issued computers. Defender is not available for install on personal devices.

How do I access Microsoft Defender?

Find and click on the shield icon  in your taskbar or notification area. This will open the security dashboard where you can run virus scans and check on device health.


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