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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 Patch 4 Software

About this release
New features
New features — Windows 8 and Server 2012 systems
New features — other supported Windows systems
Resolved issues
Issues resolved in this release
Issues resolved in Patch 3
Issues resolved in Patch 2
Issues resolved in Patch 1
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About this release

Thank you for using this McAfee product. This document contains important information about the current release. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document.

Purpose

This release of McAfee® VirusScan® Enterprise 8.8.0 contains a variety of improvements and fixes.

Although McAfee has thoroughly tested this release, we strongly recommend that you verify this update in test and pilot groups prior to mass deployment. Review the New features, Resolved issues, and Known issues sections for additional information.

ImportantPatch 4 is the last release of VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 to support Windows 2000.

For a list of supported environments and latest information for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 on Microsoft Windows, see KnowledgeBase article KB51111.

Patch version

Patch 4 package — Updates VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 clients, with Patch 1 (32-bit) or Patch 2 (64-bit) only.
ImportantThis package does not upgrade VirusScan Enterprise version 8.8.0.777 (RTW).

To update with the Patch 4 package:

On 64-bit systems, first install Patch 2, then Patch 4.
On 32-bit systems, first install Patch 1, then Patch 4.

Alternatively, uninstall VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 and reinstall with the Repost Patch 4 package.

Repost Patch 4 package for Windows — Includes full installation for new systems or VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i systems.
Both the Patch and Repost packages include management packages for ePolicy Orchestrator:
Patch Extension for VirusScan Enterprise VIRUSCAN8800(368).zip
Patch Reports for VirusScan Enterprise VIRUSCANREPORTS120(236).zip

Refer to KnowledgeBase article KB51111 for the most current VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0 details.

Build date

February 5, 2014

Rating

Critical — McAfee rates this release as critical for all environments to avoid a severe business impact. This update should be applied as soon as possible.

For more information about patch ratings, see McAfee KnowledgeBase article KB51560.

New features

This release of the product includes these new features for all supported operating systems.

Hotfix installation report

This release includes a new property in the ePolicy Orchestrator Query Builder to report on Hotfixes that are installed on VirusScan Enterprise client systems.

Feature Group Result Type Property (Column)
System Management Managed Systems VirusScan Enterprise – Additional Properties | VSE HotFixes

To run an ePolicy Orchestrator report that lists the Hotfixes that have been installed on VirusScan Enterprise client systems:

1In ePolicy Orchestrator, select Queries & Reports.
2Click the Query tab, then click New.
3Select System Management from the Feature Group and Managed Systems from the Result Types, then click Next.
4Specify the Chart options, then click Next.
5From Available Columns, select VirusScan Enterprise – Additional Properties | VSE HotFixes, then click Next.
6Specify the Filter options, then click Run.
ImportantTo search for a specific Hotfix, in the Filter tab, use the Contains comparison to filter for the Hotfix number in the Value field.

For information on queries and reports, see the ePolicy Orchestrator Help.

Access Protection and On-Access Scan status report

This release includes the ability to report the status of Access Protection and On-Access Scan on VirusScan Enterprise client systems:

New predefined queries in ePolicy Orchestrator under Queries & Reports:
VSE: Access Protection Enabled Status
VSE: On-Access Scanner Enabled Status
New properties in the ePolicy Orchestrator Query Builder.
Feature Group Result Type Property (Column)
System Management Managed Systems VirusScan Enterprise - Additional Properties | AP Enabled State
VirusScan Enterprise - Additional Properties | OAS Enabled State

To run an ePolicy Orchestrator report that lists the Access Protection and On-Access Scan status on VirusScan Enterprise client systems:

1In ePolicy Orchestrator, select Queries & Reports.
2Click the Query tab, then click New.
3Select System Management from the Feature Group and Managed Systems from the Result Types, then click Next.
4Specify the Chart options, then click Next.
5From Available Columns, select AP Enabled State and OAS Enabled State from VirusScan Enterprise - Additional Properties, then click Next.
6Specify the Filter options, then click Run.

For information on queries and reports, see the ePolicy Orchestrator Help.

VirusScan Enterprise properties moved in the Query Builder

In this release, several properties in the ePolicy Orchestrator Query Builder moved to a different feature group (in the Result Type tab.

Property Previous Feature Group New Feature Group
Machine Type Others System Management
On-Access Scan Artemis Level
On-Demand Scan Artemis Level
Email Scan Artemis Level

To run an ePolicy Orchestrator report using these properties on VirusScan Enterprise client systems:

1In ePolicy Orchestrator, select Queries & Reports.
2Click the Query tab, then click New.
3Select System Management from the Feature Group and Managed Systems from the Result Types, then click Next.
4Specify the Chart options, then click Next.
5From Available Columns, select the properties from VirusScan Enterprise - Additional Properties, then click Next.
6Specify the Filter options, then click Run.

For information on queries and reports, see the ePolicy Orchestrator Help.

Access Protection process inclusion and exclusion limits and behavior

In this release, when creating Access Protection rules in ePolicy Orchestrator, VirusScan Enterprise now:

Expands Processes to include and Processes to exclude fields to a maximum of 5199 characters.
Warns when the number of characters in the field is within 200 characters of the maximum character limit.
Prevents these fields from exceeding the maximum character limit.

ScriptScan browser support

ScriptScan now supports:

Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Note With Internet Explorer 11, Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) might display an erroneous error message that ScriptProxy is disabled. However, ScriptScan is still scanning.

To investigate ScriptScan performance issues, you must disable EPM.

NoteScriptScan does not support Mozilla Firefox browsers. Firefox blocks the ScriptScan DLLs from loading.

Updated components

This release includes updated versions of the following components.

Component Version Notes
Engine 5600  
McAfee Agent 4.8.0.887  
VSCore 15.1 This version of VSCore allows VirusScan Enterprise to install on systems with expired certificates.
VSCAN.BOF 659