Installing Anti-virus Software for Staff Computers - Mac OS X

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The Eugene School District Anti-virus/malware Policy:


  • All staff members are required to have McAfee's anti-virus/malware software installed on their district owned computers. The licenses we have for McAfee can only be used on district owned computers. This software can not be installed on personally owned computers or on student computers.

  • All of the staff computers need to be set to update the virus/malware definitions every day, not weekly or monthly. The timing for how frequently the virus/malware definitions is set in the McAfee settings, you don't have to manually do the updates, unless your computer was turned off during the time it was scheduled to check for updates. Over the weekends, holidays or breaks, if the computers are not being used, you don't have to turn on the computers to run the updates. If they are being used over weekends, holidays or breaks, turn the computers on when they are scheduled to update, or manually run the update if you missed the update time.

  • All student computers are required to have anti-virus/malware software installed on the district owned computers. For Windows computers, install McAfee's anti-virus/malware software. We don't have licenses for McAfee for student Macintosh computers. For Macintosh computers, use ClamXav (a free application).

  • All student computers need to be set to update the virus/malware definitions every day, not weekly or monthly. Over the weekends, holidays or breaks, if the computers are not being used, you don't have to turn on the computers to run the updates. If they are being used over weekends, holiday's or breaks, run the updates.


McAfee Security Software


Intels with Mac OS 10.7.x, 10.8.x and 10.9.x:

System Requirements:

  • Processor - Intel
  • Operating System - 10.7.x, 10.8.x or 10.9.x
  • RAM - 1 GB or higher
  • Unused Hard Drive Space - 500 MB recommended


Steps to Take:

  1. Download the Installer
  2. Follow These Installation and Configure Instructions



Intels with Mac OS 10.6.x:

System Requirements:

  • Processor - Intel
  • Operating System - 10.6.x, 10.7.x or 10.8.x
  • RAM - 1 GB or higher
  • Unused Hard Drive Space - 500 MB recommended


Steps to Take:

  1. Download the Installer
  2. Follow These Installation and Configure Instructions

Power PCs or Intels with Mac OS 10.4 or 10.5 (Tiger or Leopard):

System Requirements:

  • Processor - Power PC or Intel
  • Operating System - 10.4.x or 10.5.x
  • RAM - 512 MB or higher
  • Unused Hard Drive Free Space - 90MB MB or higher


Steps to Take:

  1. Download the Installer
  2. Download the Patch
  3. Follow These Installation Instructions