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CrowdStrike Falcon - Installation Instructions

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Prerequisite

You must have administrator rights to install the CrowdStrike Falcon Host Sensor.

Manual Installation

  1. Get an installer from our CrowdStrike Falcon product page (This installer is provisioned for use at MIT.)
  2. Launch the downloaded file
    • On Windows the name will be like FalconSensorWinOS.exe
    • On OSX the name will be like FalconSensorMacOSX.pkg
  3. Accept the Falcon License Agreement
  4. When prompted, click Yes or enter your computer password, to give the installer permission to run.

You are done! After installation, the sensor will run silently.

Normal operation

When installation is finished, the sensor runs silently. If it sees clearly malicious programs, it can stop the bad programs from running. If it sees suspicious programs, IS&T's Security team will contact you.

Can it be uninstalled?

  • Windows
    • Go to the Control Panels, select Uninstall a Program, and select CrowdStrike Falcon Sensor
  • Mac OSX
    • To uninstall the OSX sensor, navigate to the Terminal command line and type:
      sudo sh /Library/CS/uninstall.sh

More information

CrowdStrike has a blog article with additional information, including instructions for how to confirm that the sensor is running.

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members


Last Modified:

September 13, 2017

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