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Virus/Malware Protection

 Employees with a PC  

Employees of Samford University that log into Active Directory automatically receive antivirus software through

 
Microsoft Forefront Client Security.

The different Forefront states are represented by the icons below:
 

Forefront Icon (Known Good State) 
Forefront Icon (Unknown Alerts Pending) 
Forefront Icon (Medium/Low Alerts Pending) 
Forefront Icon (Severe/High Alerts Pending) 

 

 When Forefront is scanning your computer, the icon changes to the one below:

 
  Forefront Icon 2  


Employees with a Mac
 

Please call the Help Desk for more information about our AntiVirus offerings for Mac.



Students with a PC
 

Students with a PC can download free virus scanning software from any of these recommended sources:

 


 
 Microsoft Security Essentials II  Panda 
Microsoft Security Essentials Panda Cloud Antivirus

 
Avast  Avira   AVG 
Avast! Avira AntiVirus AVG Free

 

 

 

Students with a Mac
 

There are currently no good free antivirus options for Mac users. Check the Apple Store for options

 


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