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Installing McAfee Antivirus

McAfee is a virus protection software provided free of charge to students, faculty and staff through UO Licensing. If you need McAfee, you can get it from a DuckWare CD or from http://it.uoregon.edu/software/virusscan

Note: If you have a previous version of McAfee installed or already have virus protection software such as Norton Anti-Virus installed, you will need to uninstall it before continuing the installation.

  1. Once you have the McAfee installation file (uoavinstall.exe) saved to your system, double-click on it to run it.
    • Windows may warn you that it might be dangerous to run a program you downloaded off the Internet. You can safely proceed.
  2. After the McAfee installation window opens, click Next and wait for it to prepare the install.
  3. When prompted about unchecking update and scanning boxes, click OK.
  4. When prompted about the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Setup, click Next.
  5. On the licensing window, select “Perpetual License” from the upper-left drop down menu, check the “I accept…” button below the license and then hit OK.
    • Windows 7 – When prompted, agree to remove Windows Defender.
  6. On the “Select Setup Type” window, ensure that “Typical” is selected and click Next.
  7. On the “Select Access Protection Level” select “Standard Protection” and click Next.
  8. On the “Ready to Install” window, click Install and wait for the installation to complete.
  9. After the installation process has finished, you will be given show two check boxes. Uncheck them both and hit Finish.
  10. You may be prompted with a warning about a network driver. Click OK to proceed through the warning.
  11. When you are prompted with the McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module install window, click Next.
  12. On the licensing window, select “Perpetual License” from the upper-left drop down menu, check the “I accept…” button below the license and then hit OK.
  13. After the module installs, a completion window will appear. Hit Finish.
  14. When prompted about McAfee Update Handling, select “Managed” and wait for the McAfee Agent Setup to complete. When it does, click OK.
  15. When prompted to update your virus definitions, select “Update Now” and wait for McAfee to update.
  16. On the “Reporting Usage” window, select “Already Registered”.
  17. On the “Antivirus Installation Finished” window, save all your open files, close all other open programs and then select “Restart My Computer”.
  18. When prompted about restarting the computer, click OK.

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