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Supported Platforms, Environments, and Operating Systems for VirusScan Command Line Scanner
Technical Articles ID:  KB52944
Last Modified:  3/20/2015
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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 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 our Knowledge Base.

VSCL Releases
Release 
Release Date
Release Notes Known Issues EOL
Status
Comments
VSCL  6.0.5 for Windows
September 15, 2014 PD25416 n/a Current
VSCL  6.0.5 for UNIX September 15, 2014 PD25417 n/a Current
VSCL  6.0.4 for Windows
June 17, 2013 PD24557  KB78556 Current  
VSCL  6.0.4 for UNIX June 17, 2013 PD24558 KB78556 Current  
n/a = not available


VSCL 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 and x64)
7.0 to 9.x
x86

6.0.5: vscl-bsd6-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: vscl-bs6-604-l.tar.gz
Hewlett-Packard HP-UX
11iv1
11iv2
11iv3
PA-RISC

6.0.5: vscl-hpx-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: vscl-hpx-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 VSCL 6.0.4.
IBM AIX
(on RS6000)

5.3
6.1
7.1

Power PC

6.0.5: vscl-aix-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: vscl-aix-604-l.tar.gz
Versions prior to AIX 5.3 are no longer supported with the release of VSCL 6.0.5.
Linux for Intel 32-bit
Kernel 2.4, 2.6 and 3.x
x86

6.0.5: vscl-132-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: vscl-l32-604-l.tar.gz

Supported with libc6 (glibc), gcc versions 3.2 onwards, and with libstdc++.so.6 installed.

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

6.0.5: vscl-164-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: 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 VSCL 6.0.4.
Solaris for Sparc
8, 9, and 10

Sparc 32-bit

Sparc 64-bit 
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)

6.0.5: vscl-sun-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: vscl-sun-604-l.tar.gz
Requires the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster be installed.
Solaris
10 and 11

x86

x64
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)

6.0.5: vscl-s86-6.0.5-l.tar.gz

6.0.4: vscl-s86-604-l.tar.gz
Requires the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster be installed.

 
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 only in compatibility mode.
Windows operating system x86 (32-bit)
VSCL
6.0.5
VSCL
6.0.4
Windows 8 and 8.1 Yes Yes
Windows 7 Yes
Yes 
Windows Vista
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2012
Yes
Yes
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)
No
Yes
Windows 2000 Advanced Server (SP4)
No
Yes
Windows 2000 Server (SP4)
No
Yes

Windows operating system x64 (32-bit compatibility mode)
VSCL
6.0.5
VSCL
6.0.4
Windows 8 and 8.1 Yes Yes
Windows 7 Yes Yes
Windows Vista
Yes
Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2
Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012
Yes
Yes
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).

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)
VSCL 6 integration with email or gateway scanning

VSCL: An option to integrate McAfee anti-malware protection.

VSCL 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, Intel Security 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 VSCL has very different design intentions and capabilities. Please contact your Intel Security sales representative to find the most appropriate solution for your needs.

The VSCL 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, Intel Security recommends only the McAfee Server or Gateway family of products. If, however, you still want to use the VCLS in a server environment, Intel Security 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 VSCL by reducing the DAT initialization overheads.
 

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