March 31, 2010 will be the last day of support for McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i.
Additionally, March 31, 2010 will be the last day V1 DATs will be transmitted. On April 1, 2010, McAfee Labs will no longer produce or ship V1 DATs. THIS MEANS THAT ANY V1 ENABLED PRODUCT WILL FAIL TO UPDATE DAT FILES.
Because VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i is reaching EOL and also depends on V1 DATS for signature updates, McAfee recommends moving to the latest supported product version.
The Information Technology Center at OUHSC recommends the use of McAfee VirusScan for your virus protection needs. If you do not have a copy of VirusScan installed on your machine, download it using one of the links above. Save the file to your hard disk, then extract the installation files. Find "setup.exe" and run it. Further instructions will be provided as part of the installation process.
The Virex for Macintosh download is binhex encoded. You will need an appropriate decoding utility such as Aladdin StuffIt Expander to extract the installation files.
Access to these programs is restricted to the OUHSC domain. If you are not connecting from a computer on the campus network or through the OUHSC modem pool, you will not be able to download these programs.
For those users unable to download a program, the software is available on CD-ROM. Please go to the Helpdesk in the Student Center, Rm. 160., to checkout a disc.
Using Automatic Update
To keep your copy of VirusScan armed against the latest viruses, use the Automatic Update feature.
Launch the VirusScan Console (Go to Start...Programs...Network Associates VirusScan NT...Virus Console) then double-click Auto Update under the description heading.
You can click the Update now button to immediately get the latest files, or use the Schedule button to set a time when VirusScan will automatically update.
For Virex for Macintosh:
Launch Virex and click on "eUpdate" to get the latest virus signature files.
Use the "Schedule...Edit Schedule" to set a time for the program to automatically update.
McAfee typically posts the latest driver updates on Thursday, so Thursday afternoon or evening is a good time to schedule the update.
To set McAfee to automatically scan your computer weekly:
- Go to Programs, Network Associates, Virus Scan Console,
- Double click on Scan Drive C,
- Then click on the Schedule tab at the top of box.
- Then check enable.
- Check Weekly and choose the day and time to scan. (Your computer does need to be on and in Windows for it to scan. It sometimes can take quite awhile, so we suggest setting it to scan when you will be away from your computer, such as during your lunch hour.)
- After setting the time and day to scan, click on Apply and OK.
- It is important to scan ALL FILES. To verify that you are scanning all files,
- Double click on Scan Drive C
- Then click on Configure.
- At the bottom of the box make sure that ALL Files is checked.
- At the top of the page, click on Action. Change it to Clean Infected Files Automatically.
- Then click on OK on the Virus Scan Properties window.
- Then click on OK on the Task Properties window.
- Then click on the "x" in the upper-right-hand corner of the Virus Scan Console window.