Information Technology

Antivirus Software

McAfee Antivirus Program

The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software is provided by Marist College to ALL students free of charge and updates automatically everyday.  It is required that students have either the McAfee VirusScan Enterprise software or another up-to-date antivirus client installed on their computer. 

Many new computers come pre-installed with a "free" antivirus trial. Generally this will last from 1 to 3 months. After this trial period, you are no longer protected against any new threats. In order to stay protected, you would have to pay up to $75/year. Marist has purchased licenses for all students to use McAfee's VirusScan Enterprise. Once installed, McAfee's VirusScan will keep itself up-to-date by updating the virus definition files every day. This ensures that each machine has the latest protection against viruses, spyware, adware, and other malware. McAfee's VirusScan will never expire, and you will never have to pay to keep it up-to-date while you attend Marist College.

Before installing McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, please make sure that you have removed any other antivirus software from your system. The download is available in My.Marist, and installation instructions can be found on our How-Tos page.