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Anti-Virus Information

Antivirus information

Information Services has a license for some Intel Security (McAfee) anti-virus products, which are available free of charge to all students and staff of the University and Colleges. The license 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.

Current Version for VirusScan : 8.8

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

  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 (pre-configured, contains latest patches for VirusScan and McAfee agent - will install on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows).
  • Patch 6 for Enterprise 8.8 is available here
    You must install this prior to upgrading to Windows 10 or use the pre-configured full version (available above).


McAfee Enterprise 8.8 needs Patch 6 to make it Windows 10 compatible.
Patch 6 for Enterprise 8.8 is available here

How to tell if your VirusScan is up to date

Macintoshes running OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite & El Capitan

For Macs running OS X 10.7 and later

Managed Endpoint Protection Service

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

McAfee Product Usage

The 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?.

Other Information on Viruses