Antivirus Software

Antivirus Policy and Downloads

download icon UTHSC policy requires Sophos Antivirus to be installed on UTHSC owned PCs and Macs.

Latest Malware and Virus Threats

virus cartoon iconMalware & Virusesexternal link icon - find out about current malware and viruses.

Latest Virus Hoaxes

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Antivirus for Personal Use

Faculty, staff members and students may choose any antivirus software for personal equipment. We do have some recommendations though.

For Windows PCs, avast! Free Edition is a great program, as is AVG Free antivirus. Both of these software products can be found and installed at

For Macintosh computers, there is a home edition version of Sophos antivirus called Antivirus for Mac, as well as Avast Antivirus Security for Mac.

What are Viruses?

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Have you ever wondered what viruses, worms, and trojans are? Wikipedia's article on malwareexternal link icon provides all sorts of information about various computer threats including general information about what each of these threats are, how they are spread, and their history.

The best way to protect yourself from these threats is to make sure your operating system and antivirus software are up-to-date.  Call the Helpdesk at 448-2222 if you have any questions about your computer's safety and security.

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Contact Us


877 Madison Ave.
Lamar Alexander Bldg.
Room 602
Memphis, TN 38163

Phone: 901-448-2222
Toll-free: 1-800-413-7830
Fax: 901-448-8199

Hours of Operation

Monday - 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday - 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday - 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday - 8 am to 5 pm
Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

Additional Phone Support

Monday-Friday : 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

** In case of EMERGENCY outage during hours the Helpdesk is closed, please call Security at 448-4444.