McAfee Endpoint Security

Question

How do I install McAfee Endpoint Security?

Solution

Product Information

McAfee Endpoint Security uses on-access scanning to guard against all types of viruses and malicious code, including new and unknown threats. Endpoint Security offers non intrusive protection as it scans for and removes viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious code from your device.

Endpoint Security automatically keeps your protection up to date.

Obtaining Software

The University of Oregon maintains a site-license for antivirus software. To download the software, please go to our Software Center and log in at the left. Then, select McAfee VirusScan from the list of available software. On the next page, download the latest version available for your operating system. Note that there are unique versions for students and faculty/staff.

Installation instructions:

If you already have McAfee installed on your computer, see Installing McAfee Management Agent for critical details about the McAfee Management Agent.

Licensing and Restrictions

  • Current students, faculty and staff can legally run our site-licensed software both at home and at work.
  • Our current offering is the McAfee Endpoint Protection Advanced (EPA) suite with Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) enabled protection. This is an enterprise edition which does not expire. For this reason, we recommend users uninstall any other antivirus software then install our site-licensed McAfee. It is not safe to run more than one antivirus program on the same computer.
  • Students are authorized to download the basic software via the "Student Use" option in "Software Available for Download," but need to be aware that these licenses are unmanaged and therefore are unsupported by the UO or McAfee (the vendor).

IMPORTANT

Be sure that you DO NOT have any other active antivirus program running on your computer before installing McAfee VirusScan. Running any two virus protection programs will result in the two of them fighting over resources, making the computer slower and potentially making the computer crash while running typical applications.

Finding Your Current Version of McAfee

Instructions for finding your currently installed version of McAfee for Windows can be found on the following article:
https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/2030/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=91262

 

How to Install McAfee Endpoint Security (unmanaged): Windows 7, 8, & 10

Instructions for installing the unmanaged version of McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows can be found on the following article:
https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/2030/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=90276

 

How to Install McAfee Endpoint Security: Windows (managed)

Staff and Faculty can install the unmanaged version of McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows found above, then install the McAfee management agent.

Instructions for installing the McAfee Agent can be found on the following page:
https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/2030/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=32957


How to Install McAfee Endpoint Security: macOS

Instructions for installing the unmanaged version of McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows can be found on the following article:
https://service.uoregon.edu/TDClient/2030/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=90277


For further information or assistance, please contact the Technology Service Desk.

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Article ID: 32978
Created
Fri 7/7/17 12:15 PM
Modified
Fri 5/15/20 9:14 PM