Approved Alternate Antivirus Products

NC State recommends using the antivirus protection provided by your operating system’s vendor; e.g. Windows Defender for a personally-owned Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 computer.

Alternatively, you may use a different antivirus product to comply with the university’s Antivirus Software Requirements, provided that OIT considers it to be approved¬†as indicated below.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • OIT does not provide technical support for any approved alternate antivirus product.
  • OIT cannot endorse any antivirus product for Windows or OS X at this time.

Windows

OIT considers an alternate antivirus product for Windows to be approved if:

NOTE: The higher the Protection score, likely the more secure your computer will be.

OS X

OIT considers an alternate antivirus product for OS X to be approved if:

NOTE: Some of these products are available in the Apple App Store application, which may provide the best automatic updates.