The current version of the McAfee antivirus software Endpoint Security for Windows is version 10.6.1 (October update).
Endpoint Security 10.6.1 officially supports Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018).
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 Endpoint Security
- MS Windows 7
- MS Windows 8 and 8.1
- MS Windows 10 including Windows version 1809 (October 2018)
- 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 Endpoint Security 10.6
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 (supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrom)
- Threat Protection module
During a manual installation, the additional modules have to be selected. Currently, it is suggested not to install the firewall module. On managed systems, the firewall module will be removed by the McAfee Agent unless otherwise configured by the responsible IT administrator.
After the installation of the web control module, the modul has to be enabled/permitted when starting a supported web browser for the first time. The web control module enables the centralized control to permit or deny the access to dangerous web sites (e.g. web sites containing malware or phishing sites).
Downloads for EndPoint Security 10.6
- There are currently no patches for Endpoint Security 10.6.
- Documentation for Endpoint Security 10.6
- Release notes for Endpoint Security 10.6
- Release notes for Endpoint Security 10.6.1 October update
- There are currently no hotfixes for Endpoint Security 10.6.
Current executable virus definition file
- Current AmCoreDAT file Hourly updated virus definition file for solving problems with the automatical AmCoreDAT file updates
Downloads VirusScan 8.8 Patch 11
VirusScan 8.8 is no longer the current version of anti-virus software to be used at the KIT. It is strongly advised to upgrade to the current anti-virus software McAfee Endpoint Security for Windows. For legacy purposes (systems that are unable to migrate to Endpoint Security) the installation files for Virus Scan are provided here.