System Center EndPoint Protection (A/V)

Important information regarding Anti-virus software

SCEP for Mac and Linux Support Ends Dec 31, 2018

CSS-IT or Departmental IT Supported Systems with BigFix
UCB Systems Not Supported by CSS IT and/or without BigFix
Personal and Other systems

For CSS-IT or departmental IT supported systems that are institutionally owned and are managed with BigFix, the Endpoint Operations and Services (EOS) team ( manages Windows Defender for supported Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 clients. For more information on CSS-IT supported computers please contact CSS-IT at 510-664-9000 options 1, 1, or send e-mail to

For institutionally owned workstations that are not supported by CSS-IT, but are supported by departmental IT and do not currently have the BigFix client installed, you can contact the Endpoint Operations and Services (EOS) team to get started with their managed client services. The BigFix service offers client inventory, patch management, and anti-malware protection. You can learn more about their services at

For personally-owned systems and unmanaged university-owned computers.

Mac OS Clients:

Personally-owned devices running macOS Sierra or higher should use the native anti-virus/anti-malware. Built-in macOS security features for Sierra and higher will continue to meet MSSND and protect your Mac from viruses and malware threats. If you are running SCEP on a mac device, the software should be uninstalled. A SCEP uninstaller is available in the Downloads section below.

If you are using SCEP on a mac running Sierra or below, SCEP should be uninstalled, and the operating system updated to the latest version of macOS.

Windows Clients:

UC Berkeley recommends the use of the built-in Windows Defender for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 computers. Microsoft's System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) anti-virus/anti-malware software is available to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students and select affiliates for use on personally-owned Windows 7 systems

Computers running Windows 7 will require an additional tool to install SCEP from the .iso files. For more information on installing software from .iso files see the Mounting .iso Files FAQ.

Downloads - (Calnet authentication required)

MS System Center EndPoint Protection
Name Platform Description
SCEP Anti-virus for Windows Windows

SCEP Client for Windows Vista, Win 7, Windows 8/8.1 (recommended only for Windows Vista and Windows 7) not compatible with Windows 10

File Name:

Anti-Virus Software removal Tools
Name Platform Description Windows A/V removal tool for Windows  Win 7, Windows 8/8.1
Cleanwipe_readme.txt Windows Important: Instructions for the use of CleanWipe_12.1.4100.4126
SymantecUninstaller-Mac-English.tgz Macintosh A/V removal tool for Mac OS X