- NC State’s campus license for Kaspersky antivirus is expiring on February 28, 2017, and will not be renewed.
For details, see this SysNews post: OIT-SC – Software – Remove.
- The Kaspersky campus license requires that you uninstall Kaspersky from every computer on which you have installed it.
For instructions, see:
- Having up-to-date antivirus software installed on every computer connected to the campus network is a requirement.
- However, NC State will no longer provide free antivirus software for for personally-owned computers.
- Instead, the university recommends using either of the following:
- the antivirus protection provided by the operating system vendor
- an approved alternative.
- Using up-to-date antivirus software has reduced the number and severity of virus outbreaks on campus.
- 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. (The regulation will be updated to reflect the recent changes in antivirus software licenses.)
- For personally-owned computers
The university recommends that you use either of the following:
- The antivirus protection provided by your operating system’s vendor
- An approved alternative.
For details, see Approved Alternate Antivirus Products.
- For university-owned computers
See Recommended Antivirus Solutions.
To best protect your computer, we strongly encourage you to do both of these things:
- Upgrade your operating system to one of these:
- Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, 10
- Windows Servers: 2012, 2012R2
- Mac: OS X 10.6 or newer
- Apply all security patches and updates as soon as they are available
Google screens all email to campus addresses and deletes most virus-infected messages automatically.
See Email Security for safe ways to handle your email.
For a specific computer or group of computers,
you may submit an Antivirus Exemption Request.