McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Repost with Patch 11 UH Installer

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 Repost with Patch 11 (version 8.8.0.1982), scan engine 5900 and McAfee Agent 5.0 (version 5.0.6.220) is available for active UH faculty, staff, and students. The anti-spyware module is integrated with VSE 8.8. The installer supersedes prior releases of VSE 8.8 (without a patch; with patches 1 - 10).

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 11 version 8.8.0.1982 released by McAfee on March. 16, 2018.

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 PD27441 (VSE 8.8 Patch 11 Release Notes) for details.

The VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 11 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 1-10) already installed.

ALL anti-virus programs (including McAfee VSE 8.8, no patch or with patches 1-10) should be uninstalled first before using the VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 11 installer. Please RESTART after uninstalling your existing anti-virus program, before installing VSE 8.8 Repost Patch 11.

Supported Environments for VirusScan Enterprise on Microsoft Windows

VSE 8.8 with Patch 11 is supported on the following Windows platforms (32-bit and 64-bit):

Workstations

  • Windows 10 (Patch 8 and above is required for Win 10 Anniversary Update)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Servers

  • Windows Server 2016
  • 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 11 installer (uhvse88rp11.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 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.
  4. Please RESTART your system before proceeding with the installation.
  5. Your computer must be connected to the Internet.
  6. Right click the ZIP file, click Properties. Check the "unblock" box and click Apply, OK.
    (For security reasons, check "unblock" only for known good ZIP files downloaded from the Internet.)
  7. Double click uhvse88rp11.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 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 8.8.0.1982.
  5. Scan engine version should report 5900.7806.
  6. DAT version should be 8963.0000 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 762.
  9. Installed patches should report "11".
  10. Installed modules should report as nothing.

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. 1. 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.
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Article ID: 1713
Created: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 9:41am
Modified: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 5:08pm