Install CrowdStrike Falcon on Windows (Students)

What is CrowdStrike Falcon?

CrowdStrike Falcon is a next-generation anti-virus product that uses a combination of artificial intelligence, behavioral detection, machine learning algorithms, and exploit mitigation, to protect against known and unknown threats. The agent on the machine is very lightweight and only consumes 1% or less of CPU.

Prerequisites

  • You must have administrator rights of the machine to install the Falcon agent
  • Your device must be running a supported operating system. The list of operating systems that CrowdStrike Falcon supports can be found here.
  • ClearPass must be installed on your machine to connect on campus. More information can be found here.

Download

Get the Windows Falcon installer from the UR Software Download page.

Installation Steps

  1. Double click the downloaded file. If prompted by Windows SmartScreen, allow the app to run either by clicking More Info and then Run Anyway as shown below. Alternatively, on older versions of Windows, you will have  to check the "I understand the risk and want to run this app" check box and then click Run Anyway.

 

  1. Read the agreement and click Install to accept and continue installation

  1. CrowdStrike Falcon will now begin installing on your machine. This process can take up to 5 minutes.

 

4) You will see the below screen once CrowdStrike Falcon has been successfully installed. Click Finish to close the dialog box.

 

Supported Windows Operating Systems:

  • 64-bit Desktop OSes:

    • Windows 10 November 2019 Update v1909 aka 19H2

    • Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 aka 19H1

    • Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809 aka RS5

    • Windows 10 April 2018 Update v1803 aka RS4

    • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update v1709 aka RS3

    • Windows 10 Anniversary Update v1607 aka RS1

    • Windows 10 v1507 aka Threshold 1

    • Windows 10 IOT Enterprise v1909 (19H2)

    • Windows 10 IOT Enterprise v1903 (19H1)

    • Windows 10 IOT Enterprise v1809 (RS5)

    • Windows 8.1

    • Windows 7 SP1

    • Windows 7 Embedded

  • 32-bit Desktop OSes:

    • Windows 10 November 2019 Update v1909 aka 19H2

    • Windows 10 May 2019 Update v1903 aka 19H1

    • Windows 10 October 2018 Update v1809 aka RS5

    • Windows 7 SP1

    • Windows 7 Embedded POSReady