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VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes

Summary
This article contains the text of the Readme file for Patch 8 for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i.
Solution

The first 4 weeks following the patch release are carefully monitored by McAfee Tier 3 Support, referred to as the Managed Release program. During this time the patch is delivered to customers who meet criteria for participating in the managed release, and at McAfee Tier 3 Support's discretion. Following the 4 week managed release the patch is made generally available. To participate in the Managed Release program contact your Support Account Manager.

Customers with Platinum Support wishing to obtain the updated Reporting capabilities in Patch 8 with respect to Artemis Technology should also contact their Support Account Manager.

Target date for Patch 8 General Availability: 2/24/2009

NOTE: The above text is not part of the original Release Notes for McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) Enterprise Version 8.5i Patch 8.



Release Notes for McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) Enterprise Version 8.5i Patch 8
Copyright (C) 2009 McAfee, Inc.
All Rights Reserved


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Patch Release: January 27, 2009

This release was developed and tested with:

- VirusScan Enterprise: 8.5i
- DAT Version: 5474, December 24, 2008
- Engine Version: 5.3.00

Make sure you have installed these versions, or later,
before using this release.

==========================================================


Thank you for using VirusScan(R) Enterprise software.
This file contains important information regarding this
release. We strongly recommend that you read the entire
document.

__________________________________________________________
WHAT'S IN THIS FILE

- About This Release
- Purpose
- Improvements
- Resolved Issues
- Patch 8 Resolved Issues
- Patch 7 Resolved Issues
- Patch 6.1 Resolved Issues
- Patch 6 Resolved Issues
- Patch 5 Resolved Issues
- Patch 4 Resolved Issues
- Patch 3 Resolved Issues
- Patch 2 Resolved Issues
- Patch 1 Resolved Issues
- Known Issues
- Files Included With This Release
- Installation
- Installation Requirements
- Installation Steps
- Installation Steps via ePolicy Orchestrator
- HotFix/Patch Reporting
- Verifying the Installation
- Removing the Patch
- Copyright & Trademark Attributions
- License Information


__________________________________________________________
ABOUT THIS RELEASE


PURPOSE

This release contains updated binaries in a single
Microsoft Patch installer to address all items listed
in "Resolved Issues" below.

For the most up-to-date copy of this Readme
information, refer to McAfee Support KnowledgeBase
article 60415.

Patch 8 is a High Priority release. See McAfee Support
KnowledgeBase article 614038 for information on
ratings.

__________________________________________________________
IMPROVEMENTS

1. VirusScan Enterprise with the AntiSpyware Module
can now be set so that it no longer places cookie
detections in the quarantine folder. They instead
are deleted permanently as part of the clean
action.

NOTE:
By setting the DWORD "DisableCookieBackups"
registry entry to 1, cookie detection quarantines
no longer occur.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\McAfee\VSCore

2. The on-demand scanner has been updated to better
use the System Utilization setting throughout the
entire scanning process.

Refer to McAfee Support KnowledgeBase article
9197288 for further information.

3. This Patch contains a new Buffer Overflow and
Access Protection DAT (version 378), which adds an
Access Protection category for Virtual Machine
Protection. These rules provide access protection
functionality for virtual machines.

NOTE:
To manage the new Virtual Machine Protection
category with ePolicy Orchestrator 3.x or
ProtectionPilot, you must use the latest NAP file,
which is included in this Patch package, or
VirusScan 8.5i Repost Patch 5.

For ePolicy Orchestrator 4.x users, the Extension
update also contains the updated rule file. The
updated Extension package is available on the web
product download area under the Patches category.

__________________________________________________________
RESOLVED ISSUES

The resolved issues are divided into subsections per
patch, showing when each fix was added to the
compilation.


PATCH 8 RESOLVED ISSUES

1. ISSUE:
In Patch 7, the McShield resource files were
missing some string tables that were responsible
for On-Access Scan and On-Demand Scan status.

RESOLUTION:
McShield.dll has been corrected to include all the
proper strings for displaying information on
non-English installations.

2. ISSUE:
A timing issue could occur during the import of the
McAfee Installation Designer (MID) configuration.
During the installation of VirusScan Enterprise,
the temporary registry information sometimes was
not available before the registry editor attempted
to apply the settings. The process generated an
application event, ID 1006, while the registry
editor attempted to reapply the settings until it
was successful.

RESOLUTION:
The McAfee Installation Designer configuration
applicator was revised to no longer report the
error, because it does not represent a true failure
in the process.

NOTE:
To prevent the generation of this error, use the
repost package that includes this Patch release.

3. ISSUE:
On multi-processor systems that receive files from
remote clients, some instructions were being
executed frequently and unnecessarily, acquiring an
exclusive lock on all processors. This created a
bottleneck in the file I/O being written to disk.

RESOLUTION:
The link driver has been revised to eliminate the
described bottleneck.

4. ISSUE:
Access Protection block rules that were created for
USB devices sometimes did not handle removing and
reinserting the device multiple times.

RESOLUTION:
The Access Protection, Anti-Virus Filter, and Link
drivers have been updated to better handle
re-hooking the device.

5. ISSUE:
The On-Access Scanner was not properly utilizing
the "Scan files opened for Backup" option.

RESOLUTION:
The Anti-Virus Filter driver has been rectified to
properly interpret the flag being sent from the
On-Access Scanner.

6. ISSUE:
Certain detections with multiple infections or
clean actions were logging the action two times.
One entry was made during the middle of the
process, and the other during the final
resolution.

RESOLUTION:
The Common Shell scanner has been updated to report
only the final resolution of the detection.

7. ISSUE:
The repair option for McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise
Module would execute during the patch process. This
caused the cookie and registry scan targets to be
re-added to On-Demand Scan tasks that were removed
by the user.

RESOLUTION:
The patch installer has been updated to preserve
the On-Demand Scan anti-spyware scan targets.

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB60415
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tonyb99
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RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes

well spotted, made this sticky
shoe
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RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes

any idea when it will be released?
ulyses31
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RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes

It should have been released yesterday but as we can see it wasn't...

RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes



Out of curiosity - how do you find out the "supposed" release dates ?
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RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes

read the readme above...! 🙂

"Target date for Patch 8 General Availability: 2/24/2009"
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RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes

hopefully it will fix the large memory consumption, but maybe i'm too credulous...

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:D:cool:

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On to next Daft Question then - how do you ensure you get notified of these Readme docs and McAfee release schedules ?

...and dom't tell me to log on every day and check the website :eek:
ulyses31
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RE: VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 8 Release Notes



If you don't have platinum support you will have to check McAfee's website from time to time or even this forum
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