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    Release Notes for McAfee VirusScan 8.0i Patch 16

      Release Notes for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i Patch 16


      McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i


      Patch 16 is currently undergoing a Managed Release program, where select customers have agreed to be early adopters of the Patch. This program will conclude December 18, at which time the Patch will become generally available.

      The Managed Release program has a limited number of openings for customer participation. To participate in the Managed Release program for this release or future VirusScan Patch releases, please consult with your Technical Account Manager.

      Release Notes for McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) Enterprise
      Version 8.0i
      Patch 16
      Copyright (C) 2007 McAfee, Inc.
      All Rights Reserved


      Patch Release: 26 November 2007

      This release was developed and tested with:

      - VirusScan Enterprise:8.0i
      - DAT Version: 5162, November 13 2007
      - Engine Version: 5.2.00

      Make sure you have installed these versions 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.

      The attached files are provided as is, and with no
      warranty either expressed or implied as to their
      suitability for any particular use or purpose.
      McAfee, Inc. assumes no liability for damages
      incurred either directly or indirectly as a result
      of the use of these files, including but not limited
      to the loss or damage of data or systems, loss of
      business or revenue, or incidental damages arising
      from their use. Patch files should be applied only
      on the advice of McAfee Technical Support, and only
      when you are actually experiencing the issue being
      addressed by the Patch. Patch files should not be
      proactively applied in order to prevent potential
      product issues. You are responsible for reading and
      following all instructions for preparation,
      configuration, and installation of Patch files.
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      product Service Packs which may be released by
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      - About This Release
      - Purpose
      - Resolved Issues
      - Previously Resolved Issues
      - Known Issues
      - Files Included With This Release
      - Installation
      - Installation Requirements
      - Installation Steps
      - Installation Steps via ePolicy Orchestrator
      - Additional Steps for Anti-Spyware
      Enterprise Module
      - Installation Steps via McAfee Installation
      - Verifying Installation
      - Contact Information
      - Copyright & Trademark Attributions
      - License Information



      This release combines previous Patches and updated
      binaries into a single Microsoft Patch installer to
      address all items listed in "Resolved Issues" and
      "Previously Resolved Issues" below.

      For the most update-to-date copy of this Readme
      information, refer to McAfee Support KnowledgeBase
      article 614252.


      1. ISSUE:
      Certain applications exhibited a much heavier
      CPU load with VirusScan Enterprise’s Buffer
      Overflow protection enabled.

      The buffer overflow engine was restructured to
      bypass expensive evaluations when inexpensive
      tests had already given conclusive information.

      2. ISSUE:
      If a request to open a file is blocked by an
      Access protection rule, and the filter driver is
      not prepared to accept the status code
      indicating that the file contents require
      flushing, the system may halt with a STOP 0x50.

      The AV filter driver has been revised to ensure
      files are properly closed if access to the file
      was blocked by the Access Protection feature.

      3. ISSUE:
      Some potentially unwanted programs could be
      detected even though they were added to the
      exclusion list.

      The common shell binary has been updated to
      better handle specific return codes from the
      scanner engine.

      4. ISSUE:
      When upgrading from VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i to
      8.5i the Lotus Notes Scanner may fail to upgrade
      properly if the Lotus Notes Client was open.

      The VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i Lotus Notes
      Scanner now becomes dormant during the
      installation of VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i and
      the new scanner is enabled upon reboot.

      This fix has the ability to install to Lotus
      Notes version 7.x. However, it does not add any
      additional support for the scanner on Lotus
      Notes 7.x.

      5. ISSUE:
      The Access Protection, port blocking white list
      is limited to 1024 characters.

      The buffer sizes for the white list have now
      been increased from 1024 characters to 2500
      characters. Also, the VirusScan NAP will now
      accept up to 2500 characters for the white

      6. ISSUE:
      The VirusScan Enterprise management plug-in
      writes all settings to the registry on every
      policy enforcement. This increased the risk for
      registry corruption.

      The VirusScan Enterprise management plug-in now
      writes to the registry only when there is a
      difference between the current policy and the
      contents of the registry.

      7. ISSUE:
      The VirusScan Enterprise On-Demand Scanner would
      end scanning of cookies (requires McAfee
      AntiSpyware Module) after detecting the first

      The Common Shell component has been corrected to
      solve an issue where the scan was being
      terminated prematurely.

      8. ISSUE:
      "User Defined Detection" settings are in effect
      even when the "Detect Unwanted Programs"
      setting, for the scanner, is disabled.

      Changes have been made so that when the "Detect
      Unwanted Programs" setting is disabled, "User
      Defined Detections" settings are included with
      the setting.