McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows

Current Version

The current version with further information can be found at

Supported Platforms Endpoint Security

  • MS Windows 7
  • MS Windows 8 and 8.1
  • MS Windows 10
  • MS Windows Server 2008 R2
  • MS Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • MS Windows Server 2016
  • MS Windows Server 2019

For endpoint security, McAfee provides a more detailed view of system compatibility.

The antivirus software has to be installed with administrator rights. Furthermore other antivirus software has to be uninstalled beforehand and the system should be rebooted before beginning with the installation.

It is strongly recommended to keep the antivirus software at the latest patch level. Among other things patches can enable/improve the compatibility (especially for newer versions of Windows), enhance scan performance, and address security issues.

Installation tips for Endpoint Security 10.7

The new virusscanner Endpoint Security has a modular concept. There is always a general modul installed and on top of that modul additionally modules for specific tasks can be added. Currently, the following three modules have been licenced by the KIT:

  • Firewall module
  • Web Control module (supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrom)
  • Threat Protection module

During a manual installation, the additional modules have to be selected. Currently, it is suggested not to install the firewall module. On managed systems, the firewall module will be removed by the McAfee Agent unless otherwise configured by the responsible IT administrator.

After the installation of the web control module, the modul has to be enabled/permitted when starting a supported web browser for the first time. The web control module enables the centralized control to permit or deny the access to dangerous web sites (e.g. web sites containing malware or phishing sites).


Installation alternatives for McAfee software

Installation using the central anti-virus management system

To install McAfee software on computer systems, it suffices if the McAfee agent for the central anti-virus management system is installed on the system. Further McAfee software can then be installed and managed via the anti-virus management console. Systems that take part in the central anti-virus management system will receive all relevant updates (newer virus definition files (DAT/AMCore files), hotfixes and patches) as well as version upgrades of the anti-virus software and other McAfee software automatically.
The installation of the anti-virus software will be carried out automatically within one hour of installing the McAfee agent software as long as the system is connected to the KIT network.

The SCC recommends this way to install the anti-virus software for computer systems of the KIT.

Stand-alone installation

The McAfee software can be installed on computer systems as a stand-alone software without any dependencies on the central anti-virus managment system. Updates of the virus defintion files (DAT/AMCore files) will be provided directly from McAfee. Software updates (hotfixes and patches and newer versions of the software) will have to be manually installed.