Information Technology

Antivirus Software

McAfee Antivirus Program

McAfee Endpoint Security is provided by Marist College to ALL students free of charge and updates automatically every day.  It is required that students have either McAfee Endpoint Security or another up-to-date antivirus client installed on their computer. 

Many new computers have a pre-installed "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 $99/year. Marist has purchased licenses for all students to use McAfee Endpoint Security. Once installed, McAfee Endpoint Security will keep itself up-to-date by updating its virus definition files every day. This ensures that each machine has the latest protection against viruses, spyware, adware, and other malware. McAfee Endpoint Security will never expire, and you will never have to pay to keep it up-to-date while you attend Marist College.

Before installing McAfee Endpoint Security, please make sure that you have removed any other antivirus software from your system. The installer can be downloaded after signing into myMarist at, and installation instructions can be found on our How-Tos page.