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Apr 24, 2013 4:50 AM

VSE Engine 5600 released,  upgrade recommendations?



Just got the SNS notification of the new anti malware engine being released (below for reference)

This is my first engine update, would you recommend a big bang approach or treat it like a hotfix/patch and roll it out in batches testing along the way?







The McAfeeAnti-Malware Engine 5600 is now available. The 5600 Engine succeeds the current5400/5500 Anti-Malware Engine(s).

The McAfee Anti-MalwareEngine 5600 is available from the McAfee Security Update page at

This releaseincludes the following improvements:


  • Enhancements     to Portable Document File (PDF) scanning to improve exploit detection     capabilities    
  • Enhancements     to Office file format scanning to improve exploit detection capabilities
  • File     decomposition support for Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) file format
  • Enhanced     unpacking to detect more threats


  • DAT     loading and updating improvement for faster incremental DAT processing
  • General     performance optimizations targeting initialization, updating, and scanning
  • Performance     enhancements to Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) scanning


  • New     platforms: Win8, Win2012, FreeBSD 8.x, Linux Kernel 3.x, HP-UX Itanium     11.2, and 11.3    
  • End     Of Life (EOL): HP UX 11.0, Mac OSX 10.2.8, 10.3.9, Novell Netware, and     Microsoft Windows NT4

For moredetails on the 5600 Engine RTW schedule, see KB66741 (

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