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Antivirus Software

Find out how to get antivirus software for university-owned and personal devices.

While no antivirus software is perfect, they are effective at stopping a variety of malicious attacks on your computer. Antivirus software is required for any device running on the UC San Diego network, including personal devices.

UC San Diego-Owned Devices (Faculty and Staff Only)

Check with your local IT support and ask them about FireEyeHX. If you do not have local IT support, FireEyeHX is available at no cost for all university-owned devices. To receive assistance with FireEyeHX, contact:


ADVISORY: Kaspersky Labs security software banned in UC System

Based on publicly available information, insight from other resources, and the actions of federal and state governments, the University of California took action to mitigate potential risk posed by the use of Kaspersky Lab products. In October 2017, Kaspersky-branded technologies, security software, and technologies with Kaspersky embedded code were banned within the UC System. In 2018, Federal grants began requiring certification that the campus network is free of Kaspersky products. It cannot be overstated that protecting our ability to accept Federal grants is highly significant. The campus offers  FireEyeHX advanced anti-malware software, for departmental use at no cost as an alternative for our community.

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