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McAfee support statement for verifying and validating Microsoft patches
Technical Articles ID:   KB50473
Last Modified:  4/9/2017


All McAfee products that support Microsoft Windows platforms


McAfee products are verified / validated against and supported with all Microsoft Service Packs and critical updates (including monthly security updates) for Windows platforms supported by these products.

Timing is as follows:
  • Service Packs - within 30 business days of the official Microsoft GA (general availability) date
  • Critical updates - within five business days of the official Microsoft GA date

Exceptions to this policy will be only for cases where significant issues are found in compatibility testing. For these cases specific announcements will be made.


  • This policy applies to all McAfee products designed to run on Microsoft platforms.
  • Always verify that your environment is currently supported by consulting the relevant Supported Environments article.

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