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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise / Endpoint Security for Windows

Current Version

The current version of the McAfee antivirus software VirusScan for Enterprises (VSE) for Windows is version 8.8 patch 10. The KIT will change to the new virus scanner McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows in the month of November 2017.

VirusScan 8.8 with Patch 10 and Endpoint Security 10.5.3 both officially support Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Windows 10 (1709)).

CAUTION: If Device Guard or Credential Guard is enabled on a Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 64-bit system, you must ensure that Microsoft KB4016251 is installed on the system before you install McAfee products. For more information, see KB89029.

Supported Windows operating systems for VirusScan 8.8

  • MS Windows Vista
  • MS Windows 7
  • MS Windows 8 and 8.1
  • MS Windows 10 including Crators Update (1709)
  • MS Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • MS Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • MS Windows Server 2016

A more detailed overview of the system compatibility for the different windows operating systems is available on the website of McAfee/Intel Security.

Supported Windows operating systems for Endpoint Security

  • MS Windows 7
  • MS Windows 8 and 8.1
  • MS Windows 10 including Creators Update (1709)
  • MS Windows Server 2008 R2
  • MS Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • MS Windows Server 2016

A more detailed overview of the system compatibility for the different windows operating systems is available on the website of McAfee/Intel Security.

The antivirus software has to be installed with administrator rights. Furthermore other antivirus software has to be uninstalled beforehand and the system should be rebooted before beginning with the installation.

It is strongly recommended to keep the antivirus software at the latest patch level. Among other things patches can enable/improve the compatibility (especially for newer versions of Windows), enhance scan performance, and address security issues.

Installation tips for VirusScan 8.8

The update of a current version can be performed by manually installing the provided update patches. Alternatively, the update can be performed by manually uninstalling the installed antivirus software version and performing a new installation using the installation file for the latest version.

Installation tips for Endpoint Security 10.5.3

The new virusscanner Endpoint Security has a modular concept. There is always a general modul installed and on top of that modul additionally modules for specific tasks can be added. Currently, the following three modules have been licenced by the KIT:

  • Firewall module
  • Web Control module
  • Threat Protection module

During a manual installation, the additional modules have to be selected. Currently, it is suggested not to install the firewall module.

After the installation of the web control module, this modul has to be enabled/permitted when starting a supported web browser for the first time. The web control module enables to permit or deny the access to dangerous web sites (e.g. web sites containing malware or phishing sites).

Downloads for VirusScan 8.8

Antivirus software

Patches

Documenation

Hotfix

  • There are currently no hotfixes for VSE 8.8 with patch 10.

Current executable virus definition file

  • Current DAT file Hourly updated virus definition file for solving problems with the automatical DAT file updates

Downloads for EndPoint Security 10.5

Antivirus software

Patches

Documentation

Hotfix

  • There are currently no hotfixes for Endpoint Security 10.5 with 3.

Current executable virus definition file

  • Current AmCoreDAT file Hourly updated virus definition file for solving problems with the automatical AmCoreDAT file updates

Installation alternatives for McAfee software

Installation using the central anti-virus management system

To install McAfee software on computer systems, it suffices if the McAfee agent for the central anti-virus management system is installed on the system. Further McAfee software can then be installed and managed via the anti-virus management console. Systems that take part in the central anti-virus management system will receive all relevant updates (newer virus definition files (DAT/AMCore files), hotfixes and patches) as well as version upgrades of the anti-virus software and other McAfee software automatically.
The installation of the anti-virus software will be carried out automatically within one hour of installing the McAfee agent software as long as the system is connected to the KIT network.

The SCC recommends this way to install the anti-virus software for computer systems of the KIT.

Stand-alone installation

The McAfee software can be installed on computer systems as a stand-alone software without any dependencies on the central anti-virus managment system. Updates of the virus defintion files (DAT/AMCore files) will be provided directly from McAfee. Software updates (hotfixes and patches and newer versions of the software) will have to be manually installed.