Install FireEye on Windows
FireEye is a new Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) system that is replacing the usage of traditional anti-virus software on campus. It will be required on all University computers by June 30th, 2021. FireEye is only for University-owned computers. It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
FireEye software installers can be found on Terpware.
NOTE: Other third-party antivirus programs must be uninstalled before installing FireEye.
- Download the FireEye_Windows.zip file.
- Right click the .zip file and click Extract All to extract the files contained in the .zip folder to a new folder location. There will be two files: A configuration file for the installer and a Windows Installer.
NOTE: if you just double click the .zip file, Windows 10 may preview the zip file installer as if it is a folder. If so, then you will get the error stating Configuration file is missing. If this happens, unzip the contents to folder then run the installer.
- Run the Windows installer file that was unzipped.
- Click Next to continue the installation.
- Accept the prompt for the license agreement.
- Accept the default installation location.
- Click Install to continue with the installation.
- You may be prompted for administrator credentials or confirmation that you would like to proceed.
- Accept this prompt or enter the credentials requested. If you aren't an administrator on your computer, contact your IT support for assistance.
- The installer will complete. Click finish at the end to close the installer.
- You may delete the installer and configuration file when this is completed. The program will update itself as needed.
If FireEye is performing a scheduled scan on your computer, will show in the task bar.