Virus and Spyware Scanning:

ICT Help Desk provides virus and spyware scanning for NMSU students.

To make sure there is a technician available to check in your computer, call us at (575) 646-1840.

Computer Check-in Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday through Wednesday
ICT Help Desk, Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center (HJLC) Room 105.

Computer maintenance is a first come, first serve service. Unfortunately, our technicians can only check in one computer at a time; we may have to ask you to bring your computer at a later time or different day.

Additionally, we do not accept computers the first two weeks of the semester or the last week of the semester.


Sophos Anti-Virus

All students at NMSU have access to free Sophos Anti-Virus software.

Sophos Anti-Virus Download

Want Free Sophos Anti-Virus for your computer? Visit and login with your NMSU credentials. Click on the link "Sophos Anti-Virus" for eitherMac OS X or Windows system. Download software and follow set-up instructions.


Sophos Bootable Antivirus

If you have tried all other methods of removing a malware infection from your computer and you are still having problems, use the Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus (SBAV) file and burn it to CD.

How To Create A Bootable CD


VPN Download

For an encrypted Internet connection, download the NMSU Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client.

NMSU VPN Client Download.

NMSU VPN Client Installation Instructions for Windows, Mac, Android, or iPhone/iPad/iPod.