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Windows Defender Anti-Virus

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  • For Texas State-owned computers: Your computer must be a member of the Texas State (TXSTATE) domain.
  • Your computer must be managed. Most computers on the TXSTATE domain are managed. (If you do not have Software Center, your computer is not managed.)
  • For personally-owned computers: Visit the Microsoft Security Essentials website.

If you have questions about the prerequisites, please contact ITAC or your department's technical support person (TSP) before proceeding.


Installation Instructions

  1. Open Software Center.
  2. Locate and install the software.