For personally owned computers, the free online Immunet anti-virus software is recommended.
Sophos & Avast (Mac)
For personally owned Mac computers, the free online Sophos or Avast anti-virus software is recommended.
If you want to take a closer look at a suspicious file to determine if it might be malicious, you might consider using VirusTotal. VirusTotal offers various tools and integrations for analyzing potentially malicious files, URLs, hashes, etc.
Faculty & Staff
The University provides anti-virus protection for Windows, Mac and Linux systems owned by the University of Texas at Austin. Please contact your local IT Support Staff for help setting up your computer.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) for PC | Mac | Linux (offered by ITS)
MDE is the preferred enterprise malware defense tool for the campus and is available for the Windows, Mac and Linux operation systems. The Information Security Office considers MDE to be one of the most effective malware protection tools available and has incorporated MDE telemetry into their automated monitoring capabilities for campus.
Cisco Secure Endpoint (formerly AMP)
Cisco Secure Endpoint was used as the primary malware protection tool for campus for a number of years, but has been replaced with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE). Campus units that are currently using Cisco Secure Endpoint are advised to migrate to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint as soon as possible as the university's license will continue to shrink and will eventually be retired.