Mac OS X Install for McAfee Anti Virus
NOTE: The McAfee anti-virus software is for Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6 or later), Mac OS X Leopard (10.5 or later) ONLY.
You will need an account with administrative privileges to do this.
In the finder
Drag the file
Applications -> Utilities -> Virex Schedule Editor
to the trash if you have an older McAfee Mac antivirus utility installed.
This is the old task editor and you don't need it.
Go -> Connect to Server ...
Enter the Server Address as smb://gpfs02.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/extras then click
Connect. When the password dialog box comes up, the Workgroup is
MRIRESEARCH, username must be empty, i.e. nothing, as well as the password,
then click OK. A folder called
should show up on your desktop and
a window for it should open. If not, double click on the
Open the following chain of folders by double clicking on each
antivirus -> mcafee
Drag the file
to your desktop. Close the
window from which the DMG file was dragged and drag the EXTRAS folder
to the Trash as you no longer need it.
Double click on the file
which should open it as a mounted virtual filesystem on your Mac. Double click on
and follow the directions. You will need to
reboot when it finishes. Virex will start up when you boot up and log in.
should update the virus definitions immediately by clicking on the
eUpdate button and then Start. This will take a few minutes. Quit
VirusScan when the update completes. You should also close the VirusScan window.
Define new time based tasks by running
Applications -> Utilities -> VirusScan Schedule Editor
and click on the New eUpdate Task icon. A new window will open. You may
need to click on the lock icon on the lower left of the window to unlock
the window and create the task. You will be asked for your password.
This will be the task that periodically electronically updates the virus
definitions. Enter a Task Name, set the Recurrence rate, set the day of the
week or month accordingly if necessary, set the time by clicking on Set... ,
set the End date (No end date is good), and click OK.
Setting up a scan task is similar. Click on New Scan Task. The difference
here is that clicking on the Scan Items box will open a window you can use
to define what folder you want scanned. Click Choose when a folder has been
Click OK and Quit. Your tasks are now defined.
The file VirusScanForMac-8.6.1.dmg can now be dragged
to the Trash as it is no longer needed.