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Macintosh Anti-Virus Downloads

Note: before downloading and installing this anti-virus software you should check with your local computer support personnel that there are no special anti-virus measures in place within your institute which it may conflict with.

See instructions for installation.

Macs running Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11) & Sierra (10.12)

For Macs running OS X 10.10 and later

Macs running Mavericks

For Macs running OS X 10.9

Macs running OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8)

For Macs running OS X 10.6 - 10.8

Macs running OS X Leopard (10.5) or earlier

IMPORTANT September 2013  - McAfee are no longer supporting VirusScan 9.1 or earlier

  • MacOS X users with 10.5 or earlier should download ClamXav which is available as an unsupported free alternative to VirusScan for Mac 
    Note: Make sure that you download the appropriate version for your OS

Installing Extra.dat files

In extraordinary circumstances McAfee may release an extra.dat file to cover a specific individual malware threat. Instructions for installing the extra.dat can me found here 


If you are experiencing problems and wish to uninstall McAfee then users should download this package and run the installer within. 

Time Machine

For those using Time Machine we highly recommend that the McAfee Quarantine folder is excluded from backups.

  1. Open System Preferences and select Time Machine.
  2. Click the Options button.
  3. Click the + icon to add an exclusion.
  4. Navigate to the Quarantine folder at the root of the disk and choose Exclude.