Antivirus Software for macOS


This article contains information regarding Antivirus Software; CrowdStrike Falcon and Avira. Antivirus Software is a critical part of securing your computer, institutional data, and your personal information. On University and USNH grant funded Apple Mac systems CrowdStrike Falcon is the required Antivirus. Avira is strongly suggested for personally owned Apple Mac devices.



Institutionally Owned Apple Computers

CrowdStrike Falcon is licensed for installation and use on Institutionally owned computers, within the University System of New Hampshire.  This Crowdstrike logoincludes Keene State College, Plymouth State University, the University of New Hampshire, and at the USNH System Office. The current version supports macOS up to the current version.

      • For new macOS devices, CrowdStrike Falcon will be installed prior to equipment delivery. Please call your local campus Help Desk if you do not see the CrowdStrike Falcon Application or if you require additional assistance.



Personally Owned Apple Computers

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Students and employees are encouraged to run an antivirus product on their personal devices. One such offering is AviraFree Antivirus , which is available at no cost. Avira is prohibited from being run on Apple Computers funded via USNH budgets or USNH sponsored grants. Faculty and Staff assigned Macs are enrolled in the JAMF management suite and are protected by CrowdStrike Falcon.



Further Readings

AviraFree Antivirus 

Tips for Keeping Your Devices Secure


Need additional help?

Visit the Technology Help Desk Support page to locate your local campus contact information or to submit an online technology support request.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.  

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Applicable Institution(s):
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office