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Antivirus Protection, Suitability, Training and on Campus Software

Microsft: Windows 8 and above come with the antivirus software Windows Defender. If you are using previous version to Windows 8 and require an antivirus solution there are various free alternatives such as Microsoft Security Essentials. There are free and paid antivirus products available to choose from, with a good overview of the best at Toms Guide.

Apple: macOS is vulnerable to trojans and ransomware so antivirus software should be installed on personally owned Apple computers. There are free and paid antivirus products available to choose from, with a good overview of the best at Toms Guide.

iPhone/iPad/iPod: Apple's iOS platform is designed with security in mind, it prevents apps from gaining the permissions they need to do any damage. To help make a more informed devision please see Toms Guide.

Android: Devices are vulnerable to trojans and ransomware so antivirus software should be installed on personally owned Apple computers. There are free and paid antivirus products available to choose from, with a good overview of the best at Toms Guide.

All University owned desktop computers and notebooks must have an approved antivirus software installed. The University uses Microsoft System Centre Endpoint Protection software and is automatically installed on any University owned system running a Microsoft Windows Operating System.

NOTE: Should you have any concerns around the anti-virus protection, you should immediately call the IT Help Desk on (08) 8302 5000.

While on the device in question complete the online Computer system test to find out if your device is suitable for completing your studies.

NOTE: This test was designed initially with UniSA Online students in mind, but any UniSA Staff or Students can run the test on their devices.

UniSA Staff and PhD Students (by Research) should first approach the IT Help Desk for assistance, in some instances your School or Division may already have a license to cover the product you require.

UniSA Students should check with their School in the first instance.

If this is not the case you are free to purchase the software you require from a vendor of your choice.

UniSA Office PCs obtain license installations through the Software Center (SCCM):

  1. Open Software Center
  2. Under Applications find desired software and click on it
  3. Click Install
  4. The device will go through the install process and will advise if/when your device needs to be restarted
    NOTE: Not all software requires a restart, but if it does the system will ask when this is ok to happy, it will not do it automatically.

For step by step instructions (including screen shots) please see the Software Center page.

NOTE: The Software Center is not available on Macs and only allows PhD Students (by Research) to install certain software. If you are unable to install via the Software Center you will need to contact the IT Help Desk.

To look for a particular hardware configuration or a specific software application please use the Software and Hardware Search.  To see all the software installed in a particular pool (plus other information about the pool) select the pool from the list in the UniSA Student Computer Pools webpage.

If the specific software/hardware you require is not available within the student pools and barns please check your school computer facilities or contact your Course Coordinator.

You can find excellent online training materials at the Office 365 Training Center and through LinkedIn Learning.

NOTE: UniSA does not offer internal software training.