NI Software Compatibility with Anti-Virus Software

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • LabWindows/CVI
  • DIAdem

Issue Details

I am upgrading or installing National Instruments software (LabVIEW, NI MAX, LabWindows, CVI, etc). on a PC running anti-virus software. Is there a compatibility list confirming National Instruments' software works with my anti-virus?


Unfortunately National Instruments can not test for compatibility issues with all 3rd party software such as anti-virus programs, so there is not a definitive answer for your specific anti-virus program.

We can provide advice on how to avoid issues while installing our software (such as LabVIEW)
  • If you are having issues while installing our software, especially from the web installer, you can potentially resolve them by turning off anti-virus and firewalls during installation
    • Be sure to re-activate anti-virus after installing National Instruments software
  • If you have physical media, try installing your NI software from the media instead of through our website
If these do not help you can also open a request to contact National Instruments Technical Support