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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

Badlock Bug

A crucial security bug was revealed today involving Samba and Windows called the “Badlock Bug.” Security vulnerabilities of this bug can be mostly categorized as man-in-the-middle and denial of service... Read More

Phishing Attempt: “WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application

Some faculty and staff may have received the email titled: “ WARNING! Authenticate Your Outlook Web Application ” This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect your system... Read More

Phishing Attempt: Job Opportunities

Over the past several days, many students have received emails offering job opportunities, and many are related to babysitting, child care, or note-taking. Students should not reply to these emails... Read More

Scheduled Outages

myBama, Banner, and Services Unavailable April 24

The Office of Information Technology will be installing the quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, Apr. 24, from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The following services will not be available during... Read More

Banner Unavailable on Sunday, April 17

OIT will be implementing a Banner Bundle upgrade on Sunday, April 17th, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. myBama will be available during the upgrade, but channels that connect to... Read More

myBama and Other Services Unavailable March 26

myBama, Degree Works, and a small number of other applications will be unavailable from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th while the ORAPDB-1 database is rebooted to move to self-encrypting... 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.