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McAfee Security


McAfee Security is an anti-virus and anti-spyware software that allows you to find and remove viruses and other malware from your computer and email attachments. 

The University provides McAfee Security at no cost to all members of the UMass Amherst community. 

  • Students can download the latest version of McAfee Security for their non-Univerisity-owned computers.  
  • Faculty & staff can download McAfee Security with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) for their University-owned computers (see below for more details) or the latest version of McAfee Security for their personal, non-University-owned computers. 

About McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)
McAfee Security for University-owned computers connects to UMass Amherst IT's McAfee ePO central console and receives software updates, policies, and configurations automatically. The ePO central console also enables UMass Amherst IT to locate and respond to security threats and incidents more effectively and efficiently.

Note: Running more than one anti-virus software on your computer can cause serious conflicts. Before installing McAfee Security, make sure you do not have other anti-virus applications on your machine.

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Mac OS X
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Last Updated: Aug. 22, 2014