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The current version of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is 8.5i.

After logging in with your UWNetID, you can download just Virus``Scan or the complete UWICK ISO from UWARE.

Disabling On-Access Scan

By default McAfee will scan all files on access, for example it will constantly scan all JAR files in Eclipse. You may want to turn off "On-Access Scan" by following these steps written up by Ohio State:

  • Right click on the VShield icon in the system tray and choose "Virus Scan Console".
  • Right click the entry for "Access Protection" and choose "Properties".
  • Un-check the option for "Prevent McAfee services from being stopped" and click OK.
  • The "Disable On-Access Scan" menu item should now be accessible when right-clicking the VShield icon.

Updates Fail

If you are having trouble updating VirusScan, follow the following steps detailed by Mark McNair of UW Technology:

If you are having trouble getting that version installed from the UW mirrors:

a) restart MS Windows and try again
b) remove VirusScan, restart Windows, re-install VirusScan and try again

If you still can't get version 5307 (or above, by the time you read this)
note that you can also download the DAT files from the NAI Web page at:

(* also a quick way to check what the most current version is... *)

The automatic update of the UW mirrors is still not working, updates are
being done manually, but the manual update procedure does seem to be
resulting in a functioning mirror - this is a large step forward from
where we were at the beginning of the week. We continue to grapple with
the problem of restoring fully automatic "mirroring".

While we are on the topic -

Note that you can change your desktops to point directly at the NAI
repository. You'll get updates sooner, but the process may take longer,
and may fail a little more often compared to a local "mirror". Setting the
NAI repository as an "alternate" may be of some value, but the local
mirror doesn't "fail" (which would trigger use of an alternate) as much as
it just gets "stale" (which doesn't pull the trigger). In VirusScan
Console use Tools -> Edit AutoUpdate repository list to make these

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