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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for VirusScan Command Line Scanner
Technical Articles ID:   KB52944
Last Modified:  3/13/2018
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Environment

McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner (VSCL) 6.1.x, 6.0.x

Summary

As new operating systems or Service Packs are released, the original 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. But, some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

VSCL 6.0.x
Improvements over previous versions include V2 DATs support, multi-threaded scanning support, and XML reports.

Key product details
  • VSCL 6 integration with email or gateway scanning.
  • VSCL: An option to integrate anti-malware protection.
  • VSCL is one option to integrate leading McAfee anti-malware protection into server environments where other, more optimized, integrations might not apply.
  • For optimal performance and protection, McAfee recommends you install and run McAfee server or gateway products that closely fit the wanted integration wherever possible. These products are designed especially for gateway use cases, such as email scanning, while VSCL has different design intentions and capabilities. Contact your sales representative to find the most appropriate solution for your needs.
  • 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, it is recommended to use only the McAfee Server or Gateway family of products. If, however, you still want to use VSCL in a server environment, it is recommended that this use is only for scanning larger collections of static data wherever possible. It is not recommended that you invoke it for single file scanning on a repeated basis. This latter recommendation improves the overall performance experience with VSCL by reducing the DAT initialization overheads.

Recent updates to this article:

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Date Update
March 13, 2016 Fixed an HTML format issue that caused a spacing problem between tables.
March 12, 2018 Implemented expand and collapse design.
January 4, 2018 Added the following to the not supported table (Windows PE (WinPE), Windows Embedded Standard and Windows XP Embedded)

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Release Release Date Release Notes End of Life (EOL) Status
VSCL 6.1.0 for Windows March 2, 2017 PD26746 -
VSCL 6.1.0 for UNIX March 2, 2017 PD26745 -
VSCL 6.0.6 for Windows September 3, 2015 PD26116 September 9, 2017
VSCL 6.0.6 for UNIX September 3, 2015 PD26115 September 9, 2017
VSCL 6.0.5 for Windows September 15, 2014 PD25416 February 29, 2016
VSCL 6.0.5 for UNIX September 15, 2014 PD25417 February 29, 2016
n/a = not available

UNIX Operating System Version Processor VSCL
6.1.x
VSCL
6.0.6
EOL
Package details
FreeBSD 32-bit
(on Intel® x86 and x64)
9.0 - 10.x x86 Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-bsd6-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
FreeBSD 32-bit
(on Intel® x86 and x64)
8.0 x86 No Yes 6.0.6: vscl-bsd6-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
Hewlett-Packard HP-UX 1 11iv1
11iv2
11iv3
PA-RISC Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-hpx-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
IBM AIX
(on RS6000)
7.1 Power PC Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-aix-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
IBM AIX
(on RS6000) 2
6.1 Power PC No Yes 6.0.6: vscl-aix-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
Linux for Intel 32-bit 3 Kernel 2.6 - 3.x x86 Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-132-6.0.6-1.tar.g
Linux for Intel 64-bit 4 Kernel 2.6 and 3.x x64 Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-164-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
Solaris for SPARC 5 10 and 11 SPARC 32-bit
SPARC 64-bit 6
Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-sun-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
Solaris for SPARC 5 9 SPARC 32-bit
SPARC 64-bit 6
No Yes 6.0.6: vscl-sun-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
Solaris 5 10 and 11 x86
x64 6
Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-s86-6.0.6-1.tar.gz
 
1 Current latest standard HP-UX patch bundles must be installed.
2 Versions earlier than AIX 6.1 are no longer supported.
3 Supported with libc6 (glibc), gcc version 3.2 and later, and with libstdc++.so.6 installed.
4 Supported with libstdc++.so.6 installed.
5 Requires the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster to be installed.

Solaris 9 is EOL. For more information, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris/overview/releases-jsp-140987.html.
6 Supported on 64-bit system in the 32-bit compatibility mode.


The following tables describe the 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 32-bit compatibility mode.
Windows operating system VSCL
6.1.x
VSCL
6.0.6
EOL
VSCL
6.0.5

EOL
Windows 10
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes No
Windows 8.1
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2
x64 / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 SP2
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP SP3
x86 (32-bit)
x64 (64-bit) / (32-bit compatibility mode)
No Yes Yes
 
Windows operating systems (other) VSCL
6.1.x
VSCL
6.0.6
EOL
VSCL
6.0.5
EOL
Windows PE (WinPE) bootable media (any version) No No No
Windows Embedded Standard (any version) No No No
Windows XP Embedded No No No

Packages
All packages contain:
  • Executable with name as shown in the following table.
  • Latest release version of the AntiVirus engine.
  • Documentation files as shown in the following table.
Documentation
Documentation is provided as part of the packages.
 
File name 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 product readme Y Y All
contact.txt Standard contact information Y Y All
license.txt Third-party code license information Y Y All
vcl6wpg.pdf Windows product guide Y - 8

Disclaimer

The content of this article originated in English. If there are differences between the English content and its translation, the English content is always the most accurate. Some of this content has been provided using Machine Translation translated by Microsoft.

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