July 28, 2015
UAB IT has new recommendations for antivirus software for both home use by faculty, staff and students and for campus users.
Microsoft Forefront is no longer supported by Microsoft, which means there will be no new updates to guard against new viruses.
UAB IT recommends that faculty, staff and students use Microsoft Security Essentials on their home machines that have Windows 7 and Vista. Machines using Windows 8 or higher have Windows Defender built in.
Mac users should continue to use Sophos anti-virus, which faculty, staff and students can download for free through UAB IT.
Learn more about antivirus software here.
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