The latest version of the McAfee "VirusScan for Mac" software is version 9.8.
Attention: The version 9.2 has been declared end-of-life with the end of September 2016 and is no longer available for downloading.
The new McAfee virusscan software "Endpoint Security for Mac" is available for MacOS X 10.10 and higher. This virusscanner is the only one that is supported on MacOS X 10.13.
Attention: When installing Endpoint Security for Mac the program offers three additional modules: the Threat-Protection-Module (the actual virus scanner), the Firewall-Module and the Web-Control-Module. At the moment only the Threat-Protection-Module and the Web-Control-Module are to be installed (please deselect the Firewall-Module). Currently the applicability of the Firewall-Module is evaluated for the KIT. Those Firewall-Module will be deinstalled automatically on managed systems, unless otherwise directed by the responsible IT administrator.
Supported operating systems
- VirusScan for Mac 9.8: Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11
- Endpoint Security for Mac 10.2.3: MacOS X 10.10 and higher (including 10.13)
The antivirus software has to be installed with administrator rights. Furthermore other antivirus software has to be uninstalled beforehand and the system should then be rebooted.
Additional information regarding installation and usage of Endpoint Security for Mac is available on the McAfee website.
VirusScan for Mac 9.8
Endpoint Security for Mac 10.2.3
It is strongly recommended to keep the antivirus software at the current patch level. Among other things patches can improve the compatibility (especially for newer versions of MacOS), fix security issues, and improve scan performance.