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Note: Under a new university-wide contract, Sophos Intercept X Advanced is replacing McAfee endpoint protection at UMass Amherst. More information will follow.
For questions, contact the IT professional in your department as applicable, or IT User Services.

Using anti-virus software is the single most important thing you can do to protect your computer and personal information against viruses and other malicious software. The University provides McAfee anti-virus software for free to all members of the UMass Amherst community. Download the latest version of McAfee for your Macintosh or Windows computer today.

 Download McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows   Download McAfee Endpoint Security for Macintosh 


  • McAfee anti-virus software is available for free to all members of the UMass Amherst community.
  • Anti-virus software is constantly changing.  Make sure you have the latest version of the software and that your software is up-to-date with the latest anti-virus definitions.
  • It’s not enough just to install anti-virus software! Use it on a regular basis to scan your hard drive, storage devices, and other files for viruses and malware.
  • To protect the campus network, computers infected with viruses or malware may be disconnected from the Internet.

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