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McAfee VirusScan

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  • McAfee Anti-Spyware v8.8 module (free) - Available on 1 media
Product Overview:

ITS Enterprise System Support provides this software free of charge for installation on NIU-tagged Computers and on NIU employees home computers.

VirusScan Enterprise provides comprehensive protection from viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious code affecting desktops and fileservers for NIU owned PCs. VirusScan for home use is available to NIU Staff and Students while they are at NIU and while NIU maintains the licenses for home use. Go to the ITS website at McAfee VirusScan.

If you need any further information regarding McAfee, contact the ITS Helpdesk for information regarding NIU employee home-use and installation on non-NIU computers.

Version Information:
Current Version(s): VirusScan v8.7i , VirusScan v8.6 for Mac

Windows Workstations

  • Processor (CPU):1 GHz processor or higher
  • Platform: Windows XP with SP2, Vista and Win7
  • Memory (RAM): 256 MB
  • Display type: 800 × 600 or higher resolution
  • Hard Disk space: 200 MB
  • Connectivity: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later or Firefox 2
  • For further details visit the McAfee Website at McAfee VirusScan WIN
  • Other PC Information:

    Notice – this virus scanning software distribution is pre-configured to update the definition files (DAT files) on a daily basis from the McAfee server. It is also configured with the Alert Manager component that, when a virus is detected, notifies ITS Security with the following information: file name, file location, virus name, scan engine version, definition file version, IP address of machine that the scan occurred on, user name of the user logged on to the machine, machine name, and virus scan software version. This alerting and notification process is automatic and necessary in order to provide ITS with the information that it needs to locate the source of computer viruses and to protect the NIU computer network.


  • Processor (CPU): 10.4.6 or greater
  • Intel or PowerPC based Macintosh
  • Memory (RAM): 512 MB RAM
  • Display type: No requirements listed
  • Hard Disk space: 45 MB
  • Media: CD Rom (if using CD installation)
  • Connectivity: Required to download dat files.
  • For more information visit the McAfee website at McAfee VirusScan MAC

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