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    VirusScan 8.5i Patch 6.1 ReadMe

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      Release Notes for VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 6.1 (Readme.txt)


      McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i
      McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Patch 6
      Microsoft Windows (all supported versions, see 613414)


      Release Notes for McAfee(R) VirusScan(R) Enterprise Version 8.5i Patch 6.1
      Copyright (C) 2008 McAfee, Inc.
      All Rights Reserved


      Patch Release: July 16 2008

      This release was developed and tested with:

      - VirusScan Enterprise:8.5i
      - DAT Version: 5288, May 5 2008
      - Engine Version: 5.2.00

      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.

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      - About This Release
      - Purpose
      - 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
      - Contact Information
      - Copyright & Trademark Attributions
      - License Information



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

      For the most update-to-date copy of this Readme
      information, refer to McAfee Support KnowledgeBase
      article 616311.

      Patch 6 is a High Priority release. See McAfee
      Support KnowledgeBase article 614038 for information
      on ratings.


      1. 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.

      2. 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.

      In order to manage the new Virtual Machine
      Protection category with ePolicy Orchestrator
      3.x or Protection Pilot, you will need to use
      the latest NAP file, 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.


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


      1. ISSUE:
      An issue can occur when the 5300 engine is
      installed prior to installing VirusScan 8.5i
      Patch 6. The scanner engine files are partially
      overwritten with the previous 5200 version that
      is stored in the MSI cache. This mismatch
      causes the scanner engine to fail to

      The Patch installation package has been updated
      to correct this issue, and does not overwrite
      the engine files.