Antivirus Resources for IT Staff at NC State

Recommendations for University-owned Computers

IMPORTANT: Do NOT install any campus version of MS Endpoint Security on a personally-owned device.

For Macs

  • For more information on this product, see Macintosh Devices.
  • An investigation of alternative solutions will take place at a later time.

For Windows

  • Microsoft recommends upgrading older versions of the Windows operating system to version 10.
  • Windows devices (versions 7 through 10) that are joined to WolfTech Active Directory (AD) should use MS Endpoint Protection available via SCCM.
  • For Windows devices not joined to the WolfTech AD, OIT recommends using the standalone MS Endpoint Protection client.
    • The MS Endpoint Protection Agent will need to be manually installed and will receive updates and definitions via Windows Update.
    • The installers are available for download via the website.


For WolfTech Active Directory

For systems not joined to WolfTech AD (NOTE: Information needs updating)

Uninstalling KAV8

The following can be used on standard or server core Windows server systems, from an adminstrative command prompt:

  • Uninstall KAV8:  msiexec.exe /x {25CBEAC9-B987-4FD0-ABB5-BDB0A838E937} /qb-
  • Uninstall Kaspersky network agent: msiexec.exe /x {BCF4CF24-88AB-45E1-A6E6-40C8278A70C5} /qb-

Older client versions

OIT does not offer any of these and can provide only limited support for them.

Your suggestions

Please contact us if you have suggestions for additional resources to list here.