Unauthorized Software


Information about software that have been reviewed and disapproved for use by the University of Alaska (UA), University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) students, faculty, and staff on university owned devices.


Software that has been reviewed and approved is listed in the Software Catalog.

Unauthorized software is defined as software that is not approved, licensed, or legal for use on university computers. This software is tracked by the IT department, and is for personal use only. Personal use does not cover ANY use of the listed software on university computers for any product since it is a business. Using personal use software on university computers exposes the UA system to significant liability and risk of lawsuits. The list of unauthorized software is shown below.

Unauthorized Software
Software Unauthorized Reason Effective Date
insync Duplicative of existing software and adds unnecessary complexity; native technology solutions exist 2023-10-27
TeamViewer Security and Legal Risk 2023-10-27
WeChat Security Risk 2023-10-27
WhatsApp Security Risk 2023-10-27

Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime using the appropriate Software Request form. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

100% helpful - 1 review
Print Article


Article ID: 1590
Fri 9/22/23 7:36 AM
Wed 2/7/24 1:23 PM

Related Services / Offerings (1)

Request review/approval for new software that isn't currently offered/available within the University of Alaska system.