The following is a list of useful websites for obtaining University of Pittsburgh-provided software and for outside vendor anti-virus and anti-spyware software and updates (note that some outside vendor software is free but most will charge for downloading and usage). This list of links was accurate as of August 20, 2009. Also, note that we can only provide help/support for University-provided software.
Remember that all the protective software in the world is useless unless you update it and use it regularly and practice “safe computing practices”. The safety of your computer is your responsibility and yours alone!
University of Pittsburgh Software site:
This site requires you to login in using your Pitt username and password. Once you are logged into the portal, click on the "My Resources" selection and locate "Software Downloads" and click on it. You will be directed to the Pitt Software Downloads site. This site provides downloads and links to anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, Microsoft software and many other software packages, and misc. utility software.
Anti-Spyware and Anti-Malware Software:
Microsoft Security Essential
SpyBot Search and Destroy
Anti-Virus Software and Updates:
Symantec Endpoint Protection--Free download
(Symantec EndPoint Protection available for download at https://my.pitt.edu
To manually update Symantec Endpoint Protection:
1. Locate the Symantec AV Icon in your taskbar. It is a little gold shield located in the lower right corner of your screen.2. Right-click on that icon and choose "Open Symantec Endpoint Protection".3. Locate the Fix or LiveUpdate button in the window that opens up and click on that button.4. Click on "next" in the LiveUpdate window that opens up and allow the program to download and install the definition update files.
AVG Free Edition
Link to other AntiVirus software and utilities