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Antivirus and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) Protection

Today's cybercriminals design increasingly sophisticated threats. Pitt Information Technology recommends that you protect your computer by installing antivirus software and using it conjunction with anti-malware (Malwarebytes) protection.    

Benefits of Antivirus and Anti-Malware Software

  • Detects and protects against malware, viruses, and other harmful software in real time
  • Contains proactive anti-ransomware and anti-exploit detection and response components
  • Blocks hacking and phishing attempts
  • Offers flexibility through manual and scheduled scan modes
  • Provides a layered approaches to securing your computer

Antivirus Software

Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes)

Malwarebytes’ anti-exploit system guards against ransomware and zero-day attacks. It is available at no cost to students, faculty, and staff through Pitt IT’s Software Download Service. Note that a reboot may be required after installation.

Product List

Malwarebytes

Students (for Personal Use)

Product Operating Systems Cost Expiration Date

Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes Premium)

Mac

No Cost

One year based on installation date

Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes)

Windows

No Cost

August 31

Faculty / Staff / Depts.

Product Operating Systems Personal Purchase by Faculty & Staff Departmental Purchase Annual Maintenance Renewal Date Media Cost Available through Software Download Service
Cost Includes Home Use Rights

Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes)

Mac

No Cost

No Cost

Yes

Yes - one year based on installation date

N/A

Yes

Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes)

Windows

No Cost

No Cost

Yes

Yes - based on installation date

N/A

Yes

For additional information, visit Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes For Windows

Malwarebytes For Mac

For assistance, please contact The 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357). Questions can also be submitted online.