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Cylance Protect Anti-Virus

Cylance Protect replaced McAfee Anti-virus on CCSU-owned computers. Cylance is an advanced threat protection program that utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to categorize files and running processes.  Files deemed ‘unsafe’ or ‘abnormal’ are quarantined. Cylance, unlike most antivirus solutions, is not reliant on daily virus definition updates or weekly system scans; so it is less CPU, memory, and hard drive intensive which should provide you with a better user experience.

How to Access:

Click on the Cylance icon cylance iconfrom your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) to open the Cylance console. The Cylance console will list any threat dectections and the status.

How to Request:

N/A. Cylance is automatically installed on all CCSU-owned computers.   

Service Availability:


Additional Information:

  • For more information about Cylance, visit
  • Cylance is not licensed for non-CCSU owned computers. If you do not have an anti-virus program installed on your personally owned computer, we recommend that you purchase one or use a free one such as Windows Defender for Windows computers or Sophos Home for Mac computers.