For UTPA managed computers:
UTPA currently offers Microsoft Forefront as their antivirus solution for all UTPA owned Windows based computers. Forefront helps prevent malware infections on campus computers and helps us identify possible infected computers as well.
For home computers:
Microsoft currently offers Microsoft Security Essentials as their antivirus solution for all Windows home-user computers.
Microsoft Forefront provides greater protection and control by integrating with our IT infrastructure and through simplified deployment and management. It also provides protection against malware, spyware, trojans, and worms. Forefront, also, simplifies deployment configurations, policies, and anti-malware updates.
Microsoft Security Essentials provides protection against malware, spyware, trojans, and worms.
Forefront is automatically installed on UTPA managed computers. If your computer is not managed and doesn’t have forefront installed, please contact our IT Helpdesk at 956-665-2020.
For your home computer, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials by visiting http://windows.microsoft.com/mse