Antivirus is security software that can protect your computer and files from harmful malware. All university-maintained devices are required to have antivirus installed. It’s also critical that you protect your personally-owned devices with antivirus software when they connect to the university network or are used to handle university materials.

Cylance at Home Antivirus for Faculty & Staff

NEW!Cylance at Home for Personal Computers and Devices

Georgia State provides Cylance at Home for faculty & staff personal computers and mobile devices used for work purposes. Cylance at Home antivirus helps keep your files and sensitive university information protected while Georgia State works remotely.

Get Started with Cylance at Home for Faculty and Staff

To get started, confirm your university status using your campus email address, then create an account using a personal email address.

How to Register Your Cylance at Home Account 

IMPORTANT: Please note that this software is only for personal devices that are being used for university purposes. GSU employees may not allow non-GSU individuals to access this software. It is provided to protect university assets being accessed by devices used by faculty and staff for work purposes.

SUPPORT: For questions and support with your Cylance at Home account, visit Cylance’s Support Site.


Get Started with
Cylance at Home:
Register and Get a free Cylance at Home Account
 (Using your Campus email address)
Mobile Devices:

Instructions for downloading Cylance at Home on your mobile devices is available in your Cylance Dashboard after you’ve registered an account.

More Support
from Cylance:
Install Cylance at Home after Registering for an Account
Handling Quarantined Files
Put a file on your Safelist
Register a New Device to your Account
Remove a Device from your Account
Browse more Cylance at Home Support >

Georgia-State Owned Computers

Georgia State provides antivirus software on computers that are university-owned and managed. The software automatically reports to a central management system for updated virus protection information and product upgrades.

Faculty and staff can request assistance with antivirus software on their university workstations by contacting the Technology Service Desk.

Antivirus for Students

We recommend you protect your computer by installing antivirus software. The following software is free, and supported by the provider:

Avast Antivirus (Free)

Support for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Walk-Up Help

Get in-person help securing your computer at any of our CATLabs at Atlanta or Perimeter College campuses.
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