IT Security

Security Tools

The University of Akron will never e-mail you and ask you to disclose or verify your UA password. If you receive a suspicious e-mail with a link to update your account information, do not click on the link--instead, report the e-mail to The University of Akron for investigation.

Antivirus Tools:

All of these tools are free to download for personal use.  Your University provided computer will already have antivirus software installed.  

Windows Operating Systems:

Macintosh Operating Systems:

Anti-Spyware/Malware tools:

Windows Software Inspector:

  • Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a nice tool to make sure your computer software is up to date and free of security issues.   This is a complementary program to antivirus tools.


  • KeePass password safe KeePass is a portable password manager for PC (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X), with ports available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and more
  • Gnu GPG with documentation GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.

Security Basics
Security FAQ
Security Awareness
Reporting a Security Incident
Security Tools
Advisories & Warnings
About Phishing

Contact Information

(330) 972-6888