NC State Antivirus Resources

Campus-wide requirements

  • 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. 


Supported systems

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

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.