McAfee updates coming soon

9 Sep 2020 - 12:30

With a large proportion of the UCT community continuing to work and study remotely, now more than ever, it is important to keep your devices and the UCT network secure. This is particularly crucial as we have seen a significant increase in cyber-attacks both locally and abroad. 

McAfee is the recommended anti-malware solution for UCT computers. As a UCT staff member or student, you can use this solution for free on your personal desktop computers and laptops.

Upcoming McAfee updates

ICTS will be updating the McAfee solution for Windows, Linux, and macOS in the next few days. These updates will address current security-related issues, improve performance, and provide support for the latest versions of the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

  • From 15 September 2020: ICTS will update the McAfee Agent for all three supported operating systems (i.e. Windows, macOS X, Linux).
  • From 21 September 2020:  ICTS will update the McAfee Endpoint Protection products for Windows and Linux. The macOS update will only affect those on Mojave and Catalina.

What do I need to do?

These are automatic installations. However, for each update, you need to be connected to the UCT VPN for about an hour each time in order for it to install on your device.  If you already upgraded to the latest Windows 10 version, 2004, and have removed McAfee, you will need to download the standalone installer for Windows via ICTS Downloads.

For the rest, you may get pop-up notifications indicating that the update is underway. You may ignore these messages as they will clear once the installation is done.

We also recommend that you restart your computer soon after the update is completed.

McAfee home editions available at ICTS Downloads

The latest home editions of McAfee will be available from ICTS Downloads on 15 September 2020. Please download these updates when they become available to ensure that your personal computer is also secure.

By working together, we can ensure that the UCT network and its digital assets remain secure.