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.
Get your free antivirus software
- For personally-owned devices only
- Get Your Personal Version of Kaspersky (Windows and Macintosh)
- Choose an Approved Alternate Antivirus Product
An approved alternative to Kaspersky may work better for you. Some are free.
- For university-owned devices only
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: