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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


No cost to eligible users.


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

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

Retirees should contact the IT Service Desk at 348-5555 or at itsd@ua.edu.  After retirement status is verified, an installation DVD will be available for pickup at the IT Service Desk.

Security Alerts

Student Employment Phishing Emails

Students should be aware that a number of different phishing emails related to employment are currently being sent out. The emails are attempting to steal information. Please review these emails... Read More

Phishing Email: “Faculty Administrator Announcement”

Students may have received a phishing email this morning titled “Faculty Administrator Announcement” with a link that takes users to a page that looks like the myBama login page. This... Read More

September 8, 2015 – Increase in Phishing Attempts

OIT has found a large increase in the number of phishing attempts and compromised student accounts over the 24 hours. To avoid becoming a victim of phishing and to keep... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Banner Unavailable During Sunday, Nov. 15 Upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will implement an Oracle database upgrade this Sunday that will require an outage to Banner from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. myBama will be available... Read More

Banner and myBama Unavailable October 11th

The Office of Information Technology will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please note that this upgrade will extend slightly... Read More

Some Web Services Unavailable Morning of Sunday, September 27th

On Sunday, September 27th from 8am to 10am, OIT will be implementing datacenter network changes that will result in a brief outage of many web-connected services including myBama, StarRez, and... 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.