Install FireEye on macOS


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-owned computers by June 30th, 2021. FireEye runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. FireEye is for University-owned machines only.

FireEye software installers can be found on Terpware access this page you must log in with your UMD Gmail account. 

NOTE: Other third-party antivirus programs must be uninstalled before installing FireEye.

  1. Download the FireEye_MacOS.dmg file then open the file.
  2. Double-click on the xagtSetup.pkg file in the window that opens. 
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Click Agree to accept the license agreement. 
  5. Click Install to start the installation process.
  6. Enter administrator credentials and click Install Software.
    • If you aren't an administrator on your computer, contact your IT support for assistance.
  7. When prompted, click Open Security Preferences.
    System Extensions Blocked popup. Open System Settings.
  8. Click Allow... next to Some system software was blocked from loading.
  9. Click the checkboxes next to each program listed, Click Ok. Close the System Preferences window.
    System Software from following developers was blocked from loading. Bit Defender SRL,checked and FireEye, checked.
  10. Click Ok once the installation finishes.

Additional options

  1. Verify installation was successful.
    • Open a terminal window and run ps -ef | grep xagt. You should see a process running with the name xagt.app.
    • You can also check via JAMF if you are a JAMF user.
  2. Verify the version installed.
    • sudo /Library/FireEye/xagt/xagt.app/Contents/MacOS/xagt -v