This page updated December 2019.
The Internet is not a secure place for personal data. There are always new ways for your computer to be used as a resource or steal your information via viruses or other online malware. Anti-virus protection is essential in safeguarding your private information and protecting your computer against malicious programs. Anti-virus software should be kept up-to-date and applied to all your devices, including computers, smartphones, and tablets where applicable.
Anti-virus software for students and all non-NKU owned computers
Students are required to have Anti-virus on their systems if they are using the NKU network. This is detailed under User Responsibilities in the Acceptable Use Policy.
Note: NKU does not support nor endorse any specific anti-virus service or software. The following recommendations are offered to assist you in choosing a suitable, no-cost product to secure your device. Your decision should be based on your research, usage, and personal preferences.
Anti-virus software on NKU-owned computers
NKU places licensed anti-virus software on all NKU-owned computers. NKU-owned computers are set to automatically scan every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Lab computers scan every Friday at 2 p.m.