McAfee VSE8.8 patch 2 and Patch3 differences

The Patch 3 package will contain files for both Patch 2 and Patch 3.

Patch 2 files are intended for operating systems prior to Windows 8 / Server 2012.

Patch 3 files are intended for Windows 8 / Server 2012 only.

When the package is added to an ePO repository for distribution via the deployment task, a detection script ensures only the appropriate files are downloaded for that operating system. Operating systems prior to Windows 8 will download and install the Patch 2 files, and Windows 8 / Server 2012 systems will only download and install the Patch 3 files. Continue reading “McAfee VSE8.8 patch 2 and Patch3 differences”

VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 2 Now Available

VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 Patch 2 is now available. This release includes new features, fixes, and enhancements including:

  • Lotus      Notes compatibility for 8.5.x
  • Additional      logging during Patch installation
  • Various      fixes for field-reported issues, ranging from BSODs to Updates using      excessive bandwidth, and CPU spikes.

To download Patch 2, go to the McAfee downloads site.  A valid license agreement number is required to download this patch.

You can view the Release Notes here.

McAfee VSE 8.8 Patch1

Hi guys,

Patch 1 for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 is now available from the locations below:

Patch 1 is considered a Mandatory release. For information on ratings, see KnowledgeBase article KB51560:

Customers with McAfee Application Control or Solidcore version 5.1.2 should be aware of the issue and resolution described in KnowledgeBase article KB73274:


McAfee updates

Hi guys,

Here’s an update from McAfee.

FAQ article for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
If you use or plan to upgrade to VirusScan Enterprise 8.8, McAfee recommends that you review the Frequently Asked Questions in KnowledgeBase article KB71642:

This content of this article is based on questions received directly from McAfee customers via our Technical Support agents and posts in the McAfee Community (

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