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Suggested Antivirus Products

Microsoft Enterprise CAL

Microsoft Enterprise CAL provides the Forefront Protection Suite including Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010, Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server, Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint, and Forefront Security for Office Communications (Lync) Server. This is available most often as a subscription option in the UC Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA). Forefront Protection is also available as needed for non MCCA subscribers via the Microsoft Select subscriptions opportunity.


Sophos Endpoint Protection is available for use on UC San Diego-owned devices. To gain access to the download site, send a request to support-sophos@ucsd.edu.


Symantec products for Virus & Malware protection are available via a special UC-wide volume license agreement.


McAfee products, including Virex products, for virus & malware protection are available via a UC-wide volume license agreement.

Protection at home for Windows

UC San Diego ACT Network Security suggests Microsoft Security Essentials for home Windows users. Other free options for Windows include:

Protection at home for MacOS, UNIX/Linux

In addition to commercial anti-virus software from companies such as McAfee and Norton, here are some free for personal (non-university) use anti-virus software: