Because the University of Tennessee wants to do everything that it can to help ensure a secure computing environment, all students need to have antivirus installed on their computers. OIT recommends the following FREE software:
- Windows 7: OIT recommends Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7.
- Windows 8/10: Windows Defender is built-in to Windows by Microsoft.
- MacOS: Malwarebytes (Free version).
Equipment and Sofware
UT Student, Faculty and Staff can purchase technology equipment and software, frequently at a discount from the UT Bookstore Technology Center. Some software is available at the VolTech Store for purchase,. Office365 and Windows10 is provided to current UT students free of charge.
OIT Traffic Center
OIT regularly updates the Traffic Center page with status of Email, Systems and Application Status, Infrastructure Status, and Security Status. Check out the Recent Traffic Report for notices of problems with the UT systems.
Also on the Traffic Center page is a list of RECENT EMAIL SCAMS. Check it out the UT Information Security page for more information about how to keep your accounts and computers safe from hackers. Remember, OIT will NEVER ask for your account password!!