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Patch 2 for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8

Patch 2 for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 (VSE) is for Windows users using VSE 8.8. You must have VSE 8.8 already installed before you can install Patch 2.

McAfee released Patch 2 which fixes various issues. See Release Notes for details.

To install the patch:

  1. Download patch 2 from
    (After you go to the main download page, click on the link for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 2 on the Patches line. You don't need to download the full program, VSE 8.8 with Patch 1, again.)
  2. Save the file on your desktop. Close your web browser.
  3. Ensure that you are logged in with an account that has administrator privileges.
  4. Double click on the icon to unzip the files. Extract all files and save them in a temporary folder.
  5. Double click on setup.exe in the temporary folder.
  6. When prompted "do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?", click Yes. Enter your administrator password, if prompted.
  7. The Patch Wizard will run. Click Next. When the installation is done, click Finish.
  8. After the patch is installed, restart your computer.

Verifying the Patch Installation

  1. Right click the red vshield icon in the system tray.
  2. Click About VirusScan Enterprise.
  3. Buffer Overflow and Access Protection DAT version should report 589.
  4. Installed Patches should report 2.
  5. Click OK.

Patch 2 details are available in McAfee Knowledgebase article PD23934, "VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 2 Release Notes".

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Article ID: 1438
Created: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 3:32pm
Modified: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 1:14pm