All users of computer facilities on the NUI Galway network have a responsibility to follow best practice in avoiding infection by computer viruses, whether you are using University-owned or privately owned equipment.

To protect against infection users must follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install the EPO Agent

If you are using a computer on the NUI Galway network, you are required to have the ePolicy Orchestrator Agent (EPO agent) installed. The EPO agent must be installed before installing McAfee VirusScan.

You can download the EPO Agent by clicking on the below link and signing in with your NUIG email account. 

Download EPO Agent

Step 2: Install McAfee End Point Security

You can click to download the installation file below:

Download McAfee Installation File

You will first be asked to log into your NUIG email account

Once logged in you will see the screen below outlining all of the installation files, click on "Download"

The download will then commence and a .dmg file will be downloaded. 

Open the file and let the installer run

It will open the installation menu, follow the onscreen instructions and when asked the License Expiry Type choose "Perpetual"  

Once the installation is finished you will see the below screen, click "Finish"


Practice safe computing 

Always remember that anti-virus software can only ever protect against viruses known to it, so it stands to reason that the virus writers will always be one step ahead. With this in mind, you should at all times follow the recommendations for safe computing particularly in areas such as email or Internet usage. 

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