Antivirus Software

McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac (VirusScan) antivirus software for Macintosh computers is available at no additional cost to members of the RIT community, for both Institute and home use.

You should use:

  1. Endpoint Protection for Mac 2.3 (VirusScan 9.8) on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8), or Lion (10.7).
  2. VirusScan 9.2 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6).

If you do not know what kind of Mac you have, see Apple’s article Does my Mac have an Intel or PowerPC processor?

Download the newest antivirus software that is compatible with your system:

Operating system Hardware requirements Antivirus software

Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)
Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)
Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
Mac OS X Lion (10.7)

Intel processor
1 GB of RAM
300 MB of free disk space
Download McAfee Endpoint Protection 2.3
(McAfee VirusScan 9.8)
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) Intel processor
1 GB of RAM
300 MB of free disk space
Download McAfee VirusScan 9.2 
(McAfee Security 1.2)

If you want to verify checksums on the latest McAfee VirusScan downloads, they have the SHA-1 hashes listed below:

  • Endpoint Protection 2.3
    • MD5: F0D8168A491A84AF192180D3CC44B3C5
    • SHA1: 410B700AFFFDF8F7CF78330816B9BFC0F2BD2286
    • SHA256: 1865D0FCEE8F0B276040CF3479E8B047FF309E4632FE9EA337A2E2A3734FB6D4
  • VirusScan 9.2
    • MD5: C910D573E4783A3D1AA0E7D0ED9E2DEE
    • SHA1: 218A5E1E75F4919567F6939B7CBABCAC74AFFA6F
    • SHA256: 3F824808C0BB67FB5CC5CA13FB0F7E2387AAAD1D4AACD17A687E80598A7C7E31


VirusScan versions after 9.0 are also known as “McAfee Security” and "McAfee EndPoint Protection." Version 9.2 corresponds to Security 1.2. Version 9.8 corresponds to EndPoint Protection 2.3. We have no control over this.

Please make sure you run an eUpdate sequence periodically to keep the VirusScan software and its definitions up-to-date.

Malware warnings from VirusScan may be for suspicious files that do not directly impact Mac OS X systems. For broad protection, VirusScan shares antivirus definitions with McAfee's products on multiple platforms.

The VirusScan Reporter window may appear (and re-appear continuously) when viruses or other malware are detected. This has occurred most often in our testing when scanning the local mail cache stored by Apple Mail. We are investigating why VirusScan Reporter loops in this way, and hope to find a method to dismiss its warnings. If you see this problem, please contact us.

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