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McAfee Virus Protection

A suite of anti-virus, spyware, malware, and other security and information security products.

Licensing Information & Restrictions

The University maintains a site-license for antivirus software for Windows and Macintosh workstations and servers. The license covers all University-owned computers, as well as computers owned by University faculty, staff, and students.

System Requirements/Platforms

Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

Cost

No cost to eligible users.

Eligibility

The license covers all University-owned computers, as well as computers owned by University faculty, staff, and students.

Obtaining Software

University-owned machines: Contact the technical support group for your area. If your technical support is provided by OIT, please email your request to the IT Service Desk.

Use the links below to download software for home use.

Windows (Home use): McAfee VirusScan

Stinger tool: A standalone utility to detect and remove specific viruses. Always download the most recent version from Network Associates.

Macintosh (OS X 10.6 and higher on either Intel or Power PC): VirusScan for Mac

Security Alerts

February 20th, 2015: OIT is aware of an email based virus infection that seems to be spreading and changing through embedded executables in zip file attachments.  We are working on... Read More

February 10th, 2015: You may have received the email titled: “Document Important. ” (image below) This message contains a malicious attachment labeled: [ doc9218_pdf.zip\doc9218_pdf.scr ]. In most situations,... Read More

January 15th, 2015: Employees beware as there are phishing scams that are trying to steal your pay check through emails. Click here for additional information on how to avoid this... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Acrobat Adobe DC is Here

April 21, 2015 – Adobe has released Acrobat DC, the upgrade to Acrobat Pro XI.  OIT supported users can contact the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu or 348-5555 to request... Read More

April 13th, 2015- As we continue the work transitioning all network services to the new campus network,  OIT is implementing a new method to administer and install network printers.  We... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.