Antivirus Software - Protecting your computer

All users of computing facilities on the KFUPM network have a responsibility to follow best practice in avoiding infection by computer viruses and worms. Viruses, Trojans and Worms are malicious programs that are easily spread across computers with email and internet access.


Malicious attacks can result in

By not having the recommended SEP client installed, you are exposing your machine(s) to the following threats and liabilities:

  • Identity theft
  • Loss of sensitive information
  • An infected machine will spread viruses to other machines in the network
  • Compromised computers that are remotely controlled by hackers
  • Your system may shut down spontaneously and frequently, even if you don't use it
  • Your Internet connection slows to a crawl even while you are not doing anything significant
  • Your computer seems to be displaying an inability to start (boot up) or taking longer than normal to start up

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) is the officially available antivirus solution for use at the University. SEP is designed to detect, remove and prevent the spread of viruses, spyware and other security risks. The SEP client combines various client security technologies under a single application to help protect your computer without sacrificing performance. The SEP is a combination of all of the following technologies:

  • Antispyware
  • Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Device and application control
  • Network Access Control
  • Proactive Threat Prevention
  • Advance Rootkit Detection and Removal

Trend Micro OfficeScan (for Students Only)

Trend Micro OfficeScan is an antivirus program developed Trend Micro. ITC-KFUPM provides OfficeScan to all students who require anti-virus software. OfficeScan offers a conventional signature-based scan engine as well as a reputation-based in-the-cloud scanning. The cloud-client architecture offers more immediate protection and eliminates the burden of pattern deployment and significantly reduces the overall client footprint. It is currently licensed for student-owned machines only.



Symantec Endpoint Protection Client (Win-32-Bit)

Symantec Endpoint Protection Client (Win-64-Bit)

Symantec Endpoint Protection Client (Mac)

Trend Micro OfficeScan Client (Win-32-Bit)

Trend Micro OfficeScan Client (Win-64-Bit)

*Windows 10 is supported by all clients.