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Free McAfee anti-virus software

UIS has a licence for McAfee anti-virus products, which are available free of charge to all current students and staff of the University and Colleges. The licence also allows for use on home machines. Once installed, the products will automatically check for and download new anti-virus definitions daily.

Products are available for download from this page and the links on the left side of the page.

McAfee Endpoint Threat Prevention 10.6 with Adaptive Threat Protection

Self-extracting zip file to install McAfee Endpoint Threat Prevention 10.6 (includes McAfee Agent, Endpoint Security Platform and Endpoint Security Threat Prevention modules) and McAfee Adaptive Threat Protection add-in. 

This version is compatible with Windows 10 1803

McAfee 10.6 install files


The self-extracting zip file contains an executable file that installs McAfee ENS 10.6 and the Adaptive Threat Protection add-in.

After installation is complete, right click the 'M' shield NewMShield in the system tray and select McAfee Endpoint Security.
Click 'Adaptive Threat Protection' and make sure 'Enable Observer mode' is not checked, to obtain best protection.
Click Apply
Close the McAfee console.


Mandatory Hotfix for 10.5.3 (previous version, not needed for currently available download)

Download both zip files, extract contents and run setupEP_HF.exe to install hotfix 1 for ENS 10.5.3 followed by setupATP.exe to install hotfix 1 for ATP 10.5.3

McAfee 10.5.3 Hotfix 1 release notes

McAfee VirusScan: 8.8

You should uninstall any previous version of VirusScan (or any other antivirus product) before installing if installing the product.

  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 (pre-configured, contains latest patches for VirusScan - will install on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows).
  • NOTE: This version installs VSE 8.8 with patch 10 and McAfee agent Both are required when upgrading to Windows 10 Creator Fall edition (1709). We recommend uninstalling VirusScan 8.8 prior to upgrading Windows, then installing this version.

Windows 10 users, please note:

McAfee Enterprise 8.8 needs Patch 6 at a minimum to make it Windows 10 compatible.

How to tell if your VirusScan is up to date

McAfee Anti Malware for Macintosh

McAfee Anti Malware products for macOS 10.13 and older can be found here.


Strict version of VirusScan 8.8

The second version of Enterprise 8.8 (available below) is preconfigured with very strict rules that may prevent you from installing or running some programs, please make sure you only use this version if you are aware of the possible consequences.

  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 (pre-configured, contains patch 7 for VirusScan - will install on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows). Please note: In order to prevent cryptolocker (and other similar malware) this configuration will prevent programs that use appdata/local or appdata/roaming from runnning or installing. If problems occur while trying to install software, temporarily turn off Access Protection.

Computer officers may be interested in the Managed Endpoint Protection Service, currently using McAfee ePO, to manage their systems

McAfee product usage

UIS currently has a license that covers a wide range of McAfee anti-virus products. For details on who can use the software downloadable from our webpages please see Who can use this software?.

Getting help

UIS Service Desk
General support queries

  Phone padded  (01223 7) 62999

UAS Service Desk
Administrative staff queries

  Phone padded  (01223 3) 32999

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