NC State Antivirus Resources


New Antivirus Software Coming Soon

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) announces the purchase of Kaspersky antivirus products for NC State’s antivirus (AV) protection. Kaspersky will replace Trend Micro and will be available in two versions:

  • A personal version, to be installed only on personally-owned devices that will be connecting to NC State’s network, will be available in mid-April 2014 for download from NC State Antivirus Resources.

  • A campus version, to be installed only on university-owned devices, is targeted to be available between mid-April and the end of May 2014, after testing is complete. It is important that users of university-owned devices continue using Trend Micro until this version of Kaspersky is available.

    IT staff will be notified when it is available via SysNewsThis link will open in a new window, OIT News and other communication methods that target IT staff.   Please contact your local IT person for more details.

For more information, please see NC State Antivirus Resources. Questions should be directed to the NC State Help Desk at help@ncsu.edu or 919.515.HELP (4357).


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!

Trend Micro Expiration Notice

NC State's Trend Micro license will expire on June 29, 2014, and that software will no longer be available.

Prior to that date, please download and begin using the personal version of Kaspersky software on your own personal computer as soon as it becomes available. IT personnel will install the campus version on university-owned machines.

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.

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