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Trellix (FireEye) Installation - Windows

Trellix is the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) system that is replacing the usage of traditional anti-virus software on campus. It is required on all University computers and computers connected to the University wired network as of 2021.

If you have questions regarding what Trellix (formerly FireEye) does and what type of information it tracks, you can find more information here.

Trellix software installers can be found in TERPware.

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


  1. Download the IMAGE_HX_AGENT_WIN zip file from this TERPware link.
  2. Unzip the two files contained within it to the same location. One of these files is a configuration file that the installer will automatically reference.
  3. Run the executable/application file that was unzipped (filename starts with xagtSetup).
    run the xagtSetup universal application
  4. Continue the installation by selecting "next" when prompted.
    Progress through the FireEye Agent Setup app by hitting "next"
  5. Accept the prompt for the license agreement.
  6. Accept the default installation location.
  7. Continue with the installation by selecting "Install" when prompted.
    The installer will ask for administrative permission when hitting "install."
  8. You may be prompted for administrator credentials or confirmation that you would like to proceed. Please accept this prompt or enter the credentials requested. If you aren't an administrator on your computer, please contact for assistance.
  9. The installer will complete and then you can select "finish" at the end to close the installer.
  10. You may delete the installer and configuration file when this is completed.
  11. No further action is necessary. The program will update itself as needed.  

If Trellix is performing a scheduled scan on your computer, the icon will show in the task bar (or under the "Hidden Icons"): Trellix is viewable in the taskbar

Keywordsfireeye antivirus av virus fire eye log trellix   Doc ID106693
OwnerChristian F.GroupUMD Engineering IT
Created2020-10-19 10:24:29Updated2023-08-17 10:07:20
SitesUniversity of Maryland Engineering IT
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