Anti Virus

The following Anti-Virus (AV) applications have been tested (install and usage) with SolidWorks.

For the applications listed below, you do not have to turn off or disable Anti-Virus (AV) during installation. These applications have been tested for the current supported version(s) of SolidWorks. If you encounter installation issues with one of the listed AV applications, report the issue to your Reseller. 

If your application is not listed, we cannot verify whether your application will block the installation of SolidWorks software or Windows components. This means you may need to turn anti-virus off during install and re-boot of the system. Note: Always keep your anti-virus pattern file up-to-date. See your vendor for details.

Application Version Pass/Fail Notes
Avast! Professional Edition 6.0 Pass -
AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Pass -
CA eTrust AntiVirus 8.1 Pass -
eScan AntiVirus 9.x Pass -
ESET NOD32 4.0 Pass -
iolo AntiVirus™ 1.5 Pass -
Kaspersky AV 2011 Pass -
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 2011 Pass  
Norton AntiVirus 2011 Pass -
Panda AntiVirus 2012 Pass -
Sophos Anti-Virus 9.7 Pass -
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 Pass -
TrendMicro OfficeScan™ 10.5 Pass -




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