NC State Antivirus Resources

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides free antivirus protection to all current students, faculty and staff of NC State University. Using up-to-date antivirus software has reduced the number and severity of virus outbreaks on campus.  

IMPORTANT: Trend Micro no longer protects your device.
NC State's license for it has expired.

To comply with NC State's Antivirus Software Requirements, be sure to
download and install approved antivirus software as soon as possible.
For details, follow the applicable link(s) below.

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Antivirus Basics at NC State

  • Campus-wide requirements
    In keeping with NC State's Antivirus Software Requirements,
    you must have university-approved antivirus software installed and kept up-to-date
    on each device that you connect to the campus network.
  • Supported systems
    To best protect your computer, we strongly encourage you to upgrade your operating system
    to one of these, the only ones OIT provides antivirus software support for: 
    • Windows: 7, 8, 8.1,
    • Windows Servers: 2012, 2012R2
    • Mac: OS X 10.6 or newer
  • Automatic updating
    University-provided antivirus software automatically receives virus definition updates daily.
  • Email screening
    Google screens all email to campus addresses and deletes most virus-infected messages automatically.
    See Email Security for safe ways to handle your email.
  • Antivirus exemption
    For a specific computer or group of computers,
    you may submit an Antivirus Exemption Request.
  • Alternate product review
    To request review of an alternate antivirus product,
    submit an Additional Antivirus Software Request.

When you leave NC State

When you are no longer an NC State student or employee, licensing restrictions require that you
uninstall from all your personal devices any university-provided antivirus software. For details, see: