Getting Started with Malwarebytes Antivirus and Anti-Malware Protection

Overview

Today's cybercriminals design increasingly sophisticated threats. Pitt Information Technology recommends that you protect your computer by installing antivirus software and using it conjunction with anti-malware (Malwarebytes) protection.    

Benefits of Antivirus and Anti-Malware Software

  • Detects and protects against malware, viruses, and other harmful software in real time
  • Contains proactive anti-ransomware and anti-exploit detection and response components
  • Blocks hacking and phishing attempts
  • Offers flexibility through manual and scheduled scan modes
  • Provides a layered approaches to securing your computer

Antivirus Software

 

Detail

Anti-Malware Software (Malwarebytes)

Malwarebytes’ anti-exploit system guards against ransomware and zero-day attacks. It is available at no cost to students, faculty, and staff through Pitt IT’s Software Download Service. Note that a reboot may be required after installation.

Product List
Malwarebytes For Windows - Additional resources
Malwarebytes For macOS - Additional resources​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

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Article ID: 242
Created
Fri 8/4/23 8:53 AM
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Thu 2/22/24 8:47 AM

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The steps on this page provide guidance for personal devices. For more information about University-owned devices, answers to frequently asked questions, guidance for IT support staff in departments, and general information about the antivirus transition, please visit our antivirus transition home page.
The steps on this page provide guidance for University-owned devices. For more information about personal devices, answers to frequently asked questions, guidance for IT support staff in departments, and general information about the antivirus transition, please visit our antivirus transition home page.

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