Windows Defender (aka System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) on Mac and Windows 7 and 8) is the anti-virus and security software package used across all JCU campus locations and installed on JCU owned computers.
Windows Defender or SCEP is a part of the Windows Defender Security Center and protects your device in the following ways:
You’ll see that some of these areas display a status icon:
JCU ICT has configured Windows Defender (or SCEP) to automatically update and keep you and your data as safe as possible on JCU managed systems. When Defender (SCEP) is working, you may see the following screen appear on Windows 10 computers.
If on a Mac then the SCCP screen appears as follows.
If you suspect that you might have malware or a virus on your device, you should immediately check your device by running a quick scan or performing a scan on the file folder or device (eg: USB drive) that may be affected.
To run a quick scan in Windows Defender Security Center, select Virus & threat protection, and then under Threat history, select Scan now.
If you want a more specific check of your device’s safety, run one of the advanced scans in Windows Defender Security Center. To access advanced scan options, select Virus & threat protection, and then under Threat history, select Run a new advanced scan. On the Advanced scans screen, select one of the following options:
To scan specific files or folders, right-click the file or folder, and then select Scan with Windows Defender.
All JCU staff and students will be able to continue using the free version of Sophos for personal machines or if using Windows 10 for Home, Defender is installed and available by default.
Neither product is supported by JCU on personal computers.
If you would like to know more about using Defender on your personal computer please refer to:
Please note, the features and configuration options discussed in these articles are not available on JCU owned or managed computers.