What are the approved Anti-Virus Software for the UND Network?

Anyone using a UND-owned computer will have BitDefender installed. This includes office computers, both on and off campus. If you are an adjuct faculty or staff member using a UND-owned computer that does not visit campus, please contact UND Tech Support to make arrangements to receive this very important software. You can find out more information on their BitDefender product website.

View the BitDefender Deployment FAQ

** UND Recommended

For Windows


  • **Microsoft Windows Defender - Windows Defender comes pre-installed with each copy of Windows 8 and 10.
  • **Microsoft Security Essentials - Security Essentials is the free version of Microsoft ForeFront available for use on home and personal computers using Windows 7.  Security Essentials is nearly identical to Forefront except that it does not contain the ability to be remotely managed by the NDUS Forefront server.  It utilizes the same updates and scan engine which ensures the same level of protection for your home computer.
  • **Microsoft Forefront - Forefront is available for all University-owned computers as part of the NDUS Microsoft Campus Agreement. To install Forefront on your university-owned computer, contact your local IT support person, UND Technical Support at 701.777.2222, or download and install Forefront yourself. This download is only available to current faculty and staff and you will need to authenticate with your NDUS.Identifier.
  • Avast
  • AVG
  • BitDefender (free edition)

Paid Subscriptions

Others approved for Windows

  • Authentium
  • Comodo
  • EZ Antivirus
  • Kaspersky
  • Microsoft SCEP
  • NOD32
  • Sophos (may cause conflicts with Tegrity)
  • Vipre Antivirus
  • Webroot AV
  • ZoneAlarm

For Mac


Paid Subscriptions

Others approved for Mac

  • Avast for Mac
  • iAntiVirus for Mac
  • Kaspersky for Mac
  • MacKeeper for Mac

For Linux

At this time you are not required to have an anti-virus program installed on your Linux machine. However, if you would like one, there are several free and subscription-based options.


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