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McAfee is anti-virus software for detecting, removing, and preventing computer viruses.The connection of laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices to corporate networks creates attack paths for security threats. Endpoint security attempts to ensure that such devices follow a definite level of compliance to standards.

Is this software right for me?


Student Use: This type of software is for use by students on their computers, whether that is a laptop or home desktop.


What does this software do?


McAfee Endpoint Security protects your computer against viruses and other malware.


Can you explain in more detail?


 Endpoint security attempts to ensure that such devices follow a definite level of compliance to standards.

Endpoint security management is a software approach which helps to identify and manage the users' computers access over a corporate network. 

This allows the network administrator to restrict certain website access to specific users in order to maintain and comply with the organization's policies and standards. The components involved in aligning the endpoint security management systems include a virtual private network (vpn) client, an operating system and an updated antivirus software.

Computer devices that are not in compliance with the organization's policy are provisioned with limited access, to a virtual Lan.


Mac version : 10.6

Support Level : None

How do I get it?

Staff :

Staff are unable to download this version of the software, but other versions are available to staff.

If you need a version for your campus computer, please see McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6 Campus Use for Mac.

If you need a version for your home computer, please see McAfee Endpoint Security 10.6 Home Use for Mac.

Student :

Available to download via Pegsus.


Licence Agreement / Costs

Type : Site licence

End Date : Renewed annually

Licence Details :

Please read licence details before downloading software:

Usage :

For use on a computer system owned by a student.

Personal Licence : Not Applicable


McAfee - How To Install On Mac

When downloading this software, an automated email will be sent to your university email account. Please read this email as it contains information and instructions.

If you have any problems downloading or installing this software, please contact

More information about Anti-virus is available from McAfee.


If you want older versions of this software, other versions are available on the Available Licensed Software page on Pegasus.


The Development & Training Resource Centre has a wealth of online training resources including video tutorials, tutor-led material, self-study material and links to external best practice sites. Follow the link(s) below for more information:


Who is it for?

Staff :

This version is not available to staff

Student :

Free to download to personal PC/Laptop

System Requirements

Minimum Operating System:

  • High Sierra 10.13 or later
  • Mac OS X server

Minimum Hardware:

Mac that can run with the supported operating system configuration.