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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, 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

Phishing Attack – August 27

UA has had a large-scale phishing email that went out to many faculty, staff, and students. The email can be seen below. OIT encourages any users who engaged with the site to... Read More

Phishing Attack – August 24

There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt by someone impersonating the IT Service Desk and using a Crimson email address. You can view the email below. The University of Alabama will never... Read More

Windows 10

On July 29th, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 to consumers. The Office of Information Technology is strongly discouraging users from updating to Windows 10 in these first few months. At this time,... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Full Network Outage – August 2nd

OIT will implement a full network outage on August 2nd from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in order to replace outdated routers. Access to the Internet and other network-dependent services... Read More

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 26 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will upgrade an Oracle system database and install the latest patches for it on Sunday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. No databases affecting... Read More

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 19 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will install operating system patches on the Oracle database servers on Sunday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. The following services will not be... 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.