Antivirus Software

McAfee 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. VirusScan 9.6 on Mac OS X 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 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 VirusScan 9.6 
(McAfee Endpoint Protection 2.1)
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:

  • VirusScan 9.6
    • SHA1: 55803971130CF9BC58A5494DEDE29AF028B14321
  • VirusScan 9.2
    • SHA1: 218A5E1E75F4919567F6939B7CBABCAC74AFFA6F

Notes

VirusScan versions after 9.0 are also known as “McAfee Security” and "McAfee EndPoint Protection." Version 9.2 corresponds to Security 1.2. Version 9.6 corresponds to EndPoint Protection 2.1. 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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