Anti-Virus Software

University owned computer equipment

The ever-present threat of Malware from both the internet and email have made anti-virus software a must. Protecting data and computer equipment from malicious software attacks is something that Memorial University takes very seriously. Memorial's Electronic Data Security Policy mandates that all university owned computers run our approved anti-virus software. As of August 2011 Memorial has introduced a centrally funded approach to anti-virus software renewals. This means no charge licenses for all faculty and staff. If you do not have anti-virus software installed or if you suspect your existing installation may be out of date, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 864-4595 or

Anti-Virus Software - Free for home use

Memorial University and the Information Technology Services want to protect you and your computer from malicious software threats. Need antivirus software for your home computer? If you're a current student, faculty staff, or a MUN retiree, we've got you covered.

Mac users wishing to download a free copy of VirusScan for Macs must first come to the Information Technology Services Service Desk in UC-3005 to receive a license key.

Windows users can download a free copy of VirusScan for Windows directly through the portal (see below). This will require a valid MUN Login ID and password. If you have any problems or questions about logging into please contact the ITS Service Desk at 864-4595 or

To download, please choose on of the following paths:

  • MUN students - once logged into please click on Student Services to see the channel for antivirus downloads. Go to
  • MUN faculty or staff members - once logged into you will find the antivirus software download under the Employee Services section. Go to
  • MUN retirees - once logged in (MUN webmail username and password) you will be presented with the option to begin the file download process. Please log in here.

Updated: March 4, 2015


Information Technology Services

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000