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Supported Platforms, Environments and Operating Systems for VirusScan Command Line Scanner
Technical Articles ID:  KB52944
Last Modified:  02/04/2014
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Environment

McAfee VirusScan Command Line scanner (VSCL)

Summary

As new Operating Systems or Service Packs are released, the original McAfee Product Guides might not reflect the current McAfee support policy for those platforms. Most of the following information is available in the Product Installation Guides and Readme.txt files. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the McAfee KnowledgeBase.
 

VirusScan Command Line Scanner Releases

Release 
Release Date
Release Notes Known Issues EOL
Status
Comments
VSCL  6.0.4 for Windows
June 17, 2013 PD24557  KB78556 Current  
VSCL  6.0.4 for UNIX June 17, 2013 PD24558 KB78556 Current  
VSCL  6.0.3 for Windows
June 16, 2010
PD22660 n/a Oct 2013  
VSCL  6.0.3 for UNIX
June 16, 2010
PD22661 n/a Oct 2013  
VSCL  6.0.1 for Windows
November 9, 2009 PD22490 n/a EOL  
VSCL  6.0.0 for Windows
October 9, 2009
n/a
n/a EOL  
VSCL  6.0.0 for Unix
October 9, 2009
PD22269 n/a EOL  
n/a = not available


VirusScan Command Line Scanner 6.0.x
Improvements over previous versions include V2 DATs support, multi-threaded scanning support, and XML reports.

UNIX-based operating systems

UNIX Operating System Version(s) Processor
Package details
Comments
FreeBSD 32-bit
(on Intel x86)
6.1 to 8.x
x86 vscl-bs6-604-l.tar.gz 64-bit FreeBSD is not supported.
Hewlett-Packard HP-UX
11i, 11iv2 and 11iv3
PA-RISC
vscl-hpx-604-l.tar.gz
 
IBM AIX
(on RS6000)

5.3 and 6.1

Power PC vscl-aix-604-l.tar.gz Versions prior to AIX 5.3 are no longer supported with the release of VCLS 6.0.4.
Linux for Intel 32-bit
Kernel 2.4, 2.6 and 3.x
x86 vscl-l32-604-l.tar.gz
  • Supported with libc6 (glibc), gcc versions 3.2 onwards, and with libstdc++.so.6 installed.
  • 32-bit distributions with version 2.2 kernels and earlier are no longer supported with the release of VCLS 6.0.4.
  • 64-bit installations are not supported with the 32-bit Linux command-line scanner.
Linux for Intel 64-bit
Kernel 2.6 and 3.x
x64 vscl-l64-604-l.tar.gz
  • Supported with libstdc++.so.6 installed.
  • Current 64-bit distributions with version 2.4 kernels and earlier are not supported with the release of VCLS 6.0.4.
Solaris for Sparc
8, 9, and 10
Sparc 32-bit
vscl-sun-604-l.tar.gz
 
Solaris for Sparc
10
Sparc 64-bit
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)
vscl-sun-604-l.tar.gz  
Solaris
10 x86
vscl-s86-604-l.tar.gz
 
Solaris
8, 9, and 10
x64 
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)
vscl-s86-604-l.tar.gz
 
HP-UX
(on PA-RISC and Itanium)
11i v1, 11i v2, and 11i v3 Itanium  vscl-hpi-604-l.tar.gz
  • Current Latest standard HP-UX patch bundles must be installed.
  • Versions prior to 11i v1 are no longer supported with the release of VCLS 6.0.4.

 
Microsoft Windows supported operating systems
The following tables detail the McAfee products supported for use on Windows workstation and server operating systems.

IMPORTANT:
  • Unless specified, Microsoft Service Pack support policy is current and current-1.
  • 32-bit Intel versions of Windows are supported. 64-bit versions are supported in compatibility mode only.
Windows operating system x86 (32-bit)
VSCL
6.0.4
VSCL
6.0.3
Windows 8 and 8.1 Yes No
Windows 7
Yes 
Yes
Windows Vista
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2012
Yes
No
Windows Server 2008
Yes
Yes
Windows Enterprise Server 2003 R2
Yes
Yes
Windows Enterprise Server 2003
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2003
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Professional
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Home
Yes
Yes
Windows 2000 Professional Server (SP4)
Yes
Yes
Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP4)
Yes
Yes
Windows 2000 Server (SP4)
Yes
Yes

Windows operating system x64 (32-bit compatibility mode)
VCLS
6.0.4
VCLS
6.0.3
Windows 8 and 8.1 Yes No
Windows 7 Yes Yes
Windows Vista
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2
Yes No
Windows Server 2012
Yes
No
Windows Server 2008
Yes
Yes
Windows Enterprise Server 2003 R2
Yes
Yes
Windows Enterprise Server 2003
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2003
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Professional
Yes
Yes

NOTE: For all of the following, the package details have the format:  vscl-w32-604-l.zip (executable: scan.exe).
 

VirusScan Command Line Scanner 5.x
This version is no longer supported. Please upgrade to the latest version of:

  • McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Unix
  • McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Microsoft Windows

Packages
All packages contain:

  • Executable with name as shown in the following table.
  • Latest release version of the AntiVirus engine.
  • Documentation files as shown under Documentation.
Documentation
Documentation is provided as part of the packages.
 
Filename
Description
Windows       Unix             Packages     
Uvscan.1  Unix main page - Y 1 – 7, 9
vcl6upg.pdf Unix product guide - Y 1 – 7, 9
readme.txt Standard McAfee product readme Y Y All
contact.txt
Standard McAfee contact information
Y Y All
license.txt Third-party code license information Y Y All
vcl6wpg.pdf Windows product guide Y - 8


Product Statement (formerly contained in KB69097)
VirusScan Command Line Scanner 6 integration with email or gateway scanning

McAfee VirusScan software Command Line Scanner: An option to integrate McAfee anti-malware protection.
 

The McAfee VCLS is one option to integrate leading McAfee anti-malware protection into server environments where other, more optimized, integrations may not apply.

For optimal performance and protection, McAfee recommends installing and running McAfee server or gateway products that closely fit the desired integration wherever possible. These products are designed especially for gateway use cases, such as email scanning, while the VirusScan software CLS has very different design intentions and capabilities. Please contact your McAfee Sales representative to find the most appropriate solution for your needs.

The VirusScan software CLS was not designed with the intent of handling the high transaction rate and concurrent file operations that are seen in a typical server environment. For those environments, McAfee recommends only the McAfee Server or Gateway family of products. If, however, you still wish to utilize the VirusScan software CLS in a server environment, McAfee recommends that this should be done only for scanning larger collections of static data wherever possible, rather than invoking it for single file scanning on a repeated basis. This will improve the overall performance experience with the VirusScan software CLS by reducing the DAT initialization overheads.

 

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