NC State Antivirus Resources
The Office of Information Technology is pleased to provide free antivirus protection to all students, faculty and staff of NC State University. Our antivirus effort has reduced the number and severity of virus outbreaks on campus.
Download Your Free Antivirus Software Today!
Select the link below for your operating system.
Follow the step-by-step instructions to uninstall your current antivirus program(s) and install the new one.
NOTE: NC State does not support antivirus software on any other operating system.
- For Windows: Trend Micro OfficeScan (for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems)
- For Macintosh: Trend Micro Security
How to Use Your Antivirus Software
See Using Trend Micro Antivirus Products to learn more about this software and how it can help keep your computer secure.
When you leave NC State
Licensing restrictions require that you uninstall the university-provided antivirus software from your personal computer when you are no longer a student or a member of the faculty or staff. For details, see the "Uninstalling Trend Micro and other antivirus products" section on the Antivirus Troubleshooting page.
Antivirus Basics at NC State
- Campus-wide requirements
Each computer connected to the campus network must have an University-approved antivirus program installed and kept up-to-date. For details, see University Antivirus Requirements.
- Free antivirus software distribution
OIT and departmental IT personnel distribute free copies of Trend Micro OfficeScan for Windows and Trend Micro Security for Mac OS X to all current NC State students, faculty and staff. You can download and install free antivirus software now or contact your departmental IT staff member. See also Antivirus Resources for IT Staff.
- Alternate antivirus software
Instead of Trend Micro Security, you may use one of the alternate approved antivirus products. However, be aware that the NC State Help Desk does not provide technical support for any alternate antivirus software. You may request that an alternative antivirus program be reviewed by the University IT Security Subcommittee by submitting an Additional Antivirus Software Request.
Both this site and departmental IT personnel distribute antivirus software to all NC State students, faculty and staff. You can download and install free antivirus software now or contact your departmental IT staff member. See also Antivirus Resources for IT Staff.
- Supported operating systems
OIT provides support for installing and using the antivirus software on the following systems only. To best protect your computer, we strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 7 or the latest version of Mac OS X.
- Windows: 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008, Server 2003
- Mac: OS X 10.6 or newer
- Easy updating
Managed versions of the software allow you to receive virus definition updates automatically each day.
- Screening email for viruses
All email to campus addresses is screened with Postini Message Security, which deletes virus-infected messages automatically.
- Ongoing support
The NC State Help Desk provides support for University-provided antivirus software only. For additional help, see Antivirus Troubleshooting.
- Exemption from the antivirus requirement
For an exception for specific computer or group of computers, please submit an Antivirus Exemption Request.
- Trend Micro product websites