Secure your devices

Keeping your devices secure is vital to help protect your privacy and data. Be sure to follow our resources and tips to stay protected.

Use antivirus and antimalware software to help keep your device safer as you use it. It is an added protection that will help keep you safe but not completely. Be diligent on websites you browse, files you download, and emails you click. The University of Hawaii offers free antivirus software from third-party McAfee for UH active affiliated users. Malwarebytes is a third-party antimalware software that is popular. It has both free and paid versions.

Phones and tablets are also a target for criminals but protecting your mobile device with antivirus applications has proven to be less than effective. Your best bet to stay safe is to use only official applications that have been posted on your phone’s official App store. At this time we do not have any recommendations for antivirus or antimalware on mobile devices.


  • On your keyboard, at the same time press Windows logo + L (windows key icon + L) .
  • Windows > User > Lock


  • On your keyboard press Command + Control + Q (command key icon + Control + Q)
  • In the upper left of the screen apple icon > Lock Screen


  • Press Search search key icon + L.
  • Press Launcher launcher key icon + L.
  • In the bottom right, click the time. Select Lock.