0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 26, 2014 2:22 PM by vinoo

    Announcing McAfee 5700 Engine Release Candidate


      5700 Engine Release Candidate is now available from: McAfee Anti-Malware Engine 5700 | McAfee Release Candidate Program


      The 5700 Engine will succeed the current 5600 Anti-Malware Engine and includes the following improvements:


      Detection Enhancements

      • Enhancements to Java class format scanning to improve exploit detection capabilities
      • Live memory scanning on Windows for detecting and removing malicious processes, threads and files
      • Enhanced generic unpacking to detect more threats
      • Native unpacking for newer versions of ASPack, Autoit and MSI

      Performance Enhancements

      • General performance optimizations, including initialization and scanning
      • Improvement in extra.dat load times

      Platform Enhancements

      • New supported platforms: AIX 7.1, Linux 3.12 Kernel, FreeBSD 9.x, Solaris 11 on Intel
      • End of Life platforms: Win2000, FreeBSD 6.x, Mac on PowerPC, HP-UX on Itanium

      System Requirements Disk space and memory: 

      • At least 512 MB of free hard disk space
      • At least an additional 512 MB of free hard disk space reserved for temporary files
      • At least 512 MB of RAM for scanning operations (1024 MB recommended minimum)
      • At least 1024 MB of RAM for updating operations

      Min OS Requirements

      • WinXP Sp3 32bit or WinXP Sp2 64bit (Win XP RTM /SP1 (32 & 64Bit) and Win XP SP2 (32-Bit) are unsupported)
      • Win2003 SP2 (Win 2003 RTM and Win2003 SP1 are unsupported)
      • Win Vista/7/8/2012 RTM onwards are supported.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: VSE 8.7i endpoints must be on VSE 8.7i Patch 5 + Hotfix 982564 to install the Anti-Malware Engine 5700. For details, see KB82746

      Release schedule for the 5700 Engine is currently as follows:

      • Beta on 6th May 2014
      • Release Candidate (RC) on 26th Aug 2014
      • RTW (Elective Download) end of Sept 2014
      • RTW (Auto Update) in Jan 2015
      • 5600 Engine End Of Life (EOL) 31st Mar 2015


      The Command Line Scanner 6.05 Beta is also available from: http://www.mcafee.com/in/beta/public-betas/engines/5700-anti-malware-engine.aspx


      PS: Attached is the 5700SDAT and 5600 Force downgrade SDAT packages (might report in some cases that the latest Engine is already installed on 64bit systems but will eventually update it)