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University IT Services - UITS
United Arab Emirates University
PO Box 15551, Al-Ain, UAE
Tel : +971-3-713 6111
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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 .


  1. What is Antivirus?
  2. Why do I need Anti-Virus?
  3. What if I still have Symantec Endpoint anti-virus?
  4. Do I have to uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection before installing Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?
  5. Do I need a key to activate Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?