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Microsoft Security Essentials

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Microsoft

Product: Forefront Endpoint Protection


Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: Full

Download: Microsoft Security Essentials Size: 10-13 MB

Function: Anti-malware

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: XP SP2
  • RAM: 225 MB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 350 MB of free space

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Windows
  • OS Version: XP SP2
  • Processor: Pentium 4 (1 GHz or higher)
  • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB preferred)
  • Hard Disk Total Size: 40 GB

How to Get:

On Campus

  • Microsoft Security Essentials is not required on UTA Machines because System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP) is automatically installed on all Microsoft Windows computers that are a member of the UTA domain using SCCM.

Off Campus and Personal Use


Off Campus and Personal Use

  • Install the program by running the installer after downloading from Microsoft's download site. After installing the program will be in your programs menu as well as in the system tray of Windows.

Support: Contact the OIT Help Desk