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Antivirus Software

The Information Security Office recommends the following Antivirus solutions:

Operating SystemtypeRecommended AntivirusWhere to get it
WindowsASU-owned systemMicrosoft System Center Endpoint ProtectionContact your local deskside support staff
Windows 8+personal systemWindows DefenderIt's already installed!
Windows 7personal systemMicrosoft Security Essentialshttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx
MacASU-owned systemAvast! for BusinessContact your local deskside support staff
Macpersonal systemAvast! Free for EDUhttps://www.avast.com/mac

All antivirus solutions should be properly configured to automatically retrieve the latest updates, perform regular scans, and scan files on-access.


System Center Endpoint Protection for ASU Technical Personnel

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (formerly Forefront Endpoint Protection) is available for download on MyApps to members of the Technical Software Users Group. If you need access but don't have it already, submit a ServiceNow request to "Software" to request that you be added to the Technical Software Users group.

Deployment Resources

The following resources should be of assistance with deployment and support:

Management Resources

System Center Endpoint Protection can be used as a standalone client or managed through Group Policy and/or SCCM.

Removing McAfee ePO Agent and VirusScan

It is advisable to remove any existing antivirus software before installing new antivirus software. To remove McAfee ePO Agent from the command shell:

cd "c:\program files\mcafee\common framework" frminst /remove=agent frminst /forceuninstall

After ePO Agent has been removed, all remaining McAfee software can be uninstalled via Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.