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Alertus for Windows

License: Faculty/Staff, Texas State Owned Computers

Alertus is a rapid full-screen alerts broadcasting system that is used to send alerts to all computers in the Texas State network.

For more information on Alertus, visit the Alertus website.

Download Instructions

Alertus application icon graphic Download Alertus for Windows (1.8MB, EXE).

Install the software as you normally would. You will need to be logged in as an administrator.

Note:  After you install Alertus, restart your computer to complete the installation!


Verify that Alertus is Running.

Once Alertus for Windows is installed, select the down arrow icon in the system tray in the lower left and then right click the AlertUS yellow icon and verify that the status is Operational:

Alertus menu bar icon

Your Windows PC is now ready to receive and display alerts that are sent out to computers on the Texas State network.

How Alertus Desktop Works

When there is an emergency on campus, in addition to receiving an e-mail (and/or text message) through the RAVE system, an alert will fill your computer screen (see the example below).  You must be connected to the Texas State network (wired or wireless) at the time, and you must have the Alertus software installed on your computer.

When an alert message appears: 

1.  Read the alert.

2.  Follow the instructions in the message.

3.  Click Acknowledge.

NoteRead the message carefully!  Once you click Acknowledge, the message will no longer appear, and you will not be able to recall it.