Antivirus Protection @ UAEU
Using Anti-virus software is important to protect the business desktop and laptop from the latest viruses and threats. Inside UAEU campuses the officially antivirus in operation is Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010. It is Microsoft's anti-virus and malware protection product that helps guard against threats such as spyware, root kits, viruses, worms, and Trojans. It is supported on:
Windows XP SP2 or later
Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later
Windows Vista SP1 Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate
Windows Server 2008 R2.
UITS strongly recommended having the latest antivirus software installed in each business desktop and laptop. We have developed automated tool to help you with the installation of Forefront and accomplish the mandatory removal of Symantec Antivirus version from your business desktop/laptop.
If you are still using the old version of Anti-Virus within your assigned desktop or laptop, you are recommended to install the new version using the below download button.
The package will automatically replace your old Symantec Anti-Virus with the new Forefront solution. ( Note : Your UAEU username & password is required to download this file)
Or you can request installing Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection by contacting UITS Helpdesk
For Personally Owned Desktops and Laptops:
We Recommends you for Home desktop and laptops to use Microsoft Security Essentials. It is with no-cost, anti-malware service that efficiently protects Windows-based PC from malicious software, including spyware, viruses, Trojans and rootkits.
To download Microsoft Security Essentials click on Download .
What is Antivirus?
Antivirus is protective software designed to defend your computer against malicious software. Malicious software or "malware" includes: viruses, Trojans, key loggers, hijackers, dialers, and other code that vandalizes or steals your computer contents. UAE University has chosen Microsoft as vendor to provide a host based endpoint protection solution to our community. Microsoft Endpoint automatically scans your computer to detect and remove viruses, spyware, and security risks. It also cleans downloaded files or email attachments and attempts to repair the effects of any viruses that were found. It delivers continuous protection via fast, unobtrusive scanning and automatic virus definition updates.
Why do I need Anti-Virus?
Computer viruses can damage your data and recovery. There is no guarantee that data can be recovered once hit with a virus. If you install antivirus software and keep it up-to-date, you can minimize the risk of data loss. Once installed, the antivirus software we provide will check for updates automatically on a schedule basis. UAE University requires the use of an approved Antivirus solution on all devices connected to the university network.
What if I still have Symantec Endpoint anti-virus?
The officially anti-virus in operation at UAEU now is Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 as part of Microsoft Campus Agreement. The license for Symantec Antivirus Solution is expired and the desktops that still using it after the expiration date will be operating in a low level of protection. Symantec anti-virus will be out of date and the desktop will not get the latest updates against the latest threats. UITS is strongly recommended you to have the Forefront Endpoint Protection on your business desktops and laptops. .
Do I have to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection before installing Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?
To install Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, the old anti-virus solution (Symantec Endpoint) should be removed from the desktop/laptop. UITS has developed an automated tool to help you with the mandatory removal of Symantec Antivirus version form your business desktop/laptop. You don’t need to do it manually, when you run the forefront setup the Symantec anti-virus will be removed automatically.
Do I need a key to activate Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?
There is no product key or activation process is needed to install Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection.