McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Repost with Patch 8 UH Installer

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 Repost with Patch 8 (version 8.8.0.1599), scan engine 5800 and McAfee Agent 5.0 (version 5.0.4.283) is available for active UH faculty, staff, and students. The anti-spyware module is integrated with VSE 8.8. The installer supercedes prior releases of VSE 8.8 (without a patch; with patches 1 - 7).

The UH installer includes pre-configured settings for use by the general UH community. Please modify the settings, if needed to meet the requirements of your environment. The UH installer uses the VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 8 version 8.8.0.1599 released by McAfee on Sept. 19, 2016.

McAfee, formerly part of Intel Security, released VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 8 which is required for Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) support. Patch 8 supports Office 365 and Office 2016. This release is rated as high priority for all environments to avoid a potential business impact. This update should be applied as soon as possible. See PD26631 (VSE 8.8 Patch 8 Release Notes) for details.

The VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 8 is the full installation package with patch and McAfee Agent included, and is intended for Windows computers without anti-virus or with McAfee VSE 8.8 (no patch, patches 1-7) already installed.

ALL anti-virus programs (including McAfee VSE 8.8, no patch or with patches 1-7) should be uninstalled first before using the VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 8 installer. Please RESTART after uninstalling your existing anti-virus program, before installing VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 8.

Supported Environments for VirusScan Enterprise on Microsoft Windows

VSE 8.8 with Patch 8 is supported on the following Windows platforms (32-bit and 64-bit):

Workstations

  • Windows 10 (Patch 8 is required for Win10 Anniversary Update)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

Servers

  • Windows Server 2016 (Hotfix 1159675 mandatory)
  • Windows Server 2012 Release 2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 Release 2
  • Windows Server 2008

A complete list of supported environments is located in McAfee Knowledgebase article KB51111.

Installation Tips

  1. Ensure that Windows has the latest updates by running Windows Update.
  2. Ensure that your computer's Internet connection is working properly, before running the McAfee installer. The McAfee installer needs to connect to the Internet to automatically update the DAT file at the end of installation.
  3. Download and save a copy of the McAfee installer, before you uninstall your existing anti-virus software.
  4. If the DAT update fails during the installation, please run a manual Update Security, after the installation is finished and after rebooting.

    (Instructions on how to Update Security can be found in the Update DAT to Current Version section below.)

Installation Instructions

  1. Download a copy of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Repost with Patch 8 installer (uhvse88rp8.zip) from the Software Download site and save it to your desktop.
  2. Make sure that you are logged in with an account that has administrator privileges. Close all applications, including VM sessions.
  3. If you have an existing anti-virus software, you must uninstall it first.
    • For Vista/Windows 7: go to Start, Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features. Select your old anti-virus program and click Uninstall.
    • For Windows 8.1: press Windows key + C key. Select Settings, Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features. Select your old anti-virus program and click Uninstall.
    • For Windows 10: right click Windows key. Click Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features. Select your old anti-virus program and click Uninstall.
    • Repeat steps to uninstall McAfee Agent.

    Please RESTART your system before proceeding with the installation.

  4. Your computer must be connected to the Internet.

  5. Right click the ZIP file, click Properties. Check the "unblock" box and click Apply, OK.
  6. (For security reasons, check "unblock" only for known good ZIP files downloaded from the Internet.)

  7. Double click uhvse88rp8.zip. Select Extract on the menu then extract all to extract the contents.
  8. In the folder of extracted files, double click SetupVSE.exe
    • For Vista/Windows 7/8.1/10: when prompted to allow program (McAfee, Inc.) from verified publisher (McAfee, Inc.) to make changes on the computer, click Yes.
  9. If desired, click View Readme to show the readme file. Click Next.
  10. For License Expiry Type, select Perpetual from the pull down menu. Leave the country selection as is. If you agree with the terms of the license agreement, select "I accept the terms in the license agreement". Click OK.
  11. Select Typical for Setup Type. Click Next.
  12. Select Standard Protection for access protection level. Click Next.
  13. Click Install to begin. Please wait while the VSE installer copies files to your hard drive and updates your registry.
  14. At the VirusScan Enterprise setup has completed successfully window, do NOT check "Run On-Demand Scan". Click FINISH.
  15. Please wait while VirusScan Enterprise automatically updates the DAT file.

    A red M shield icon will appear in the Task bar while Autoupdate runs.

    (If your DAT update fails, do a manual Update Security after rebooting. Instructions on how to Update Security can be found in the Update DAT to Current Version section below.)

  16. You will receive a message:

    "The network driver is installed but you must restart the computer in order to load it. Distributed File Scanning, Port Blocking, Infection Trace, and Infection Trace Blocking are disabled until the computer is restarted." Click OK.

  17. At the "Restart computer to load VSE settings" prompt, click Yes.
  18. Restart your computer. Your installation is completed.

Post Installation Instructions

Verify your installation. You must update VSE to the current DAT to enable VSE to work properly. Scan your hard drive after the DAT files are updated.

Configure AutoUpdate, Targeted Scan and Full Scan tasks, if needed.

Update DAT to Current Version

  1. Click the M shield icon in the system tray.

    For Windows 7/8.1/10: click the up arrow (show hidden icons) in the system tray and click the M shield icon.

  2. Click Update Security

    Note: your DAT is current if the DAT created on date is today's date.

Verifying Your Installation

  1. Click the M shield icon in the system tray.
  2. Click About.
  3. "About" reports "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise".
  4. Version number should report 8.8.0.1599.
  5. Scan engine version should report 5800.7501.
  6. DAT version should be 8304.0000 or later. If your DAT version is 1111.0000, please run Update Security.
  7. "DAT created on" should be today's date.
  8. Buffer Overflow and Access Protection DAT version should report 744.
  9. Installed patches should report "8".
  10. Installed modules should report "none".

Configuring Autoupdate

  1. Click M shield icon, click Manage Features, click VirusScan Console.
  2. Click Yes to allow McAfee Inc to make changes to this computer.
  3. Right click Autoupdate, and click Properties
  4. Click Schedule button on the bottom.
  5. In the Task tab, ensure that Enable is checked.
  6. In the Schedule tab, ensure that daily is selected.
  7. For Start Time, input time to run task. Note: system needs to be powered on when task runs.
  8. Click Apply then OK.
  9. Click Apply then OK to return to VirusScan Console.

Configuring Targeted Scan

  1. Click M shield icon, click Manage Features, click VirusScan Console.
  2. Click Yes to allow McAfee Inc to make changes to this computer.
  3. Right click Targeted Scan, and click Properties
  4. Click Schedule button on the right.
  5. In the Task tab, check Enable.
  6. In the Schedule tab, under Run task, select weekly from the drop down menu.
  7. For Start Time, input time to run task. Note: system needs to be powered on when task runs.
  8. Check day(s) to run task, at least one day or two days a week, more frequently if your environment requires it.
  9. Click Apply then OK.
  10. Click Apply then OK to return to VirusScan Console.

Configuring Full Scan

  1. Click M shield icon, click Manage Features, click VirusScan Console.
  2. Click Yes to allow McAfee Inc to make changes to this computer.
  3. Right click Full Scan, and click Properties
  4. Click Schedule button on the right.
  5. In the Task tab, check Enable.
  6. In the Schedule tab, select monthly from the drop down menu.
  7. For Start Time, input time to run task. Note: system needs to be powered on when task runs.
  8. For Schedule Task Monthly, select either day of the month OR weekday of the month.
    • For Day of the month, select day (1-31) of the month
    • For Weekday of the month, select the week (first, second, third, fourth or last) and the weekday of the week (Sunday - Saturday)
    Run task, at least once a month, more frequently if your environment requires it.
  9. Click Apply then OK.
  10. Click Apply then OK to return to VirusScan Console.

Note: Ensure that scheduled days/times for Targeted Scan and Full Scan tasks do NOT overlap. It is best to schedule the tasks on different days of the week.

Scanning Your Hard Drive

  1. Click M shield icon, click Scan Computer for, click Threats.
  2. Click Yes to allow McAfee Inc to make changes to this computer.
  3. Modify scan options in Scan Locations and Scan Items, if needed. The defaults should be sufficient for most cases.
  4. Click Start button on the right.

Installing Hotfixes

Hotfix 1159675 is mandatory for VSE 8.8 Patch 8 running on Windows Server 2016.

  1. Download the hotfix from the Software Download site. It is located on the Patches line.
  2. Save the ZIP file to your local hard drive.
  3. Right click the ZIP file, click Properties. Check the "unblock" box and click Apply, OK.
  4. (For security reasons, check "unblock" only for known good ZIP files downloaded from the Internet.)
  5. Follow the installation instructions in the Release Notes.

 

Revised: November 3, 2016

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Article ID: 1713
Created: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 9:41am
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