What type of software does the university provide for students?


Troy University provides the Microsoft Office Suite and FrontDoor Laptop Loss and Recovery software to all Troy University students. In addition, McAfee EndPoint Security software is provided to students which reside on the Troy campus.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 365 Services Available to All Students and Employees

  • E-mail, calendars and contacts
  • File storage and sharing (including OneDrive)
  • Online versions of Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Office on tablets and phones
  • Full, installed Office applications (PC and Mac)
  • 50 GB e-mail storage, 1 TB for Office 365 storage

The Microsoft Office Suite is now available for download on up to five personal devices for students, faculty, and staff.

How do I download and install the Microsoft Office software?


Anti-Virus Software

Anti-Virus software protects a computer against malicious software including viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware. These types of programs are often collectively referred to as "malware". They can be installed onto a computer via an infected file, across a network, as an e-mail attachment, and may be hidden within a program downloaded from the Internet.

Anti-Virus software may be thought of as the police within a computer system. It protects a system by identifying the software that doesn't belong and then removing it and throwing it in a jail cell where it cannot interact with other software.

Troy University provides a copy of McAfee ENS to students residing on Troy Campus, which will be verified via TrojanPass. McAfee ENS requires Windows 8.x or Windows 10. If a student owns a computer that is not supported by McAfee ENS, it is the responsibility of the student to purchase anti-virus software that is compatible with one's system.

Simply installing Anti-Virus software isn't enough. It must be constantly updated to provide protection against the latest malware threats. McAfee ENS automatically updates itself on a daily basis.

The anti-virus software pre-packaged with a new computer system is often only a trial version that will expire and must be purchased in order to receive future updates. Please verify that your Anti-Virus software is registered and updated.

Students who have Anti-Virus software installed but would like to install McAfee ENS, must first uninstall the Anti-Virus software, reboot the computer, and install McAfee ENS. If a student installs two Anti-Virus programs on the same computer it will slow the computer system down and may even cause the system to crash and/or not reboot.

Prior to installing McAfee ENS any installed Anti-Virus software must first be uninstalled. Residential students must download the McAfee ENS package for the Troy Campus.

To download the latest version of McAfee ENS a student must be registered, have a valid Troy University e-mail address and live on the Troy campus. To download McAfee ENS please visit the following Website: https://it.troy.edu/students/software.html


For more information, go to https://it.troy.edu/students/software.html.




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