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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for VirusScan Command Line Scanner
Technical Articles ID:   KB52944
Last Modified:  4/20/2017
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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. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

VSCL Releases
 
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


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

Supported UNIX-based operating systems
 
UNIX  Operating System Ver(s) Processor VSCL
6.1.x
VSCL
6.0.6
Package details
Comments
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
11iv1
11iv2
11iv3
PA-RISC Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-hpx-6.0.6-1.tar.gz Current latest standard HP-UX patch bundles must be installed.
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)
6.1
Power PC No Yes 6.0.6: vscl-aix-6.0.6-1.tar.gz Versions prior to AIX 6.1 are no longer supported.
Linux for Intel 32-bit
Kernel 2.6 - 3.x
x86 Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-132-6.0.6-1.tar.g Supported with libc6 (glibc), gcc version 3.2 and later, and with libstdc++.so.6 installed.
Linux for Intel 64-bit
Kernel 2.6 and 3.x
x64 Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-164-6.0.6-1.tar.gz Supported with libstdc++.so.6 installed.
Solaris for SPARC 10 and 11 SPARC 32-bit

SPARC 64-bit
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-sun-6.0.6-1.tar.gz Requires the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster to be installed.
Solaris for SPARC
9
SPARC 32-bit

SPARC 64-bit
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)
No Yes 6.0.6: vscl-sun-6.0.6-1.tar.gz 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.
Solaris
10 and 11 x86
 
x64
(using 32-bit compatibility mode)
Yes Yes 6.0.6: vscl-s86-6.0.6-1.tar.gz Requires the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster to be installed.

 
Supported Microsoft Windows operating systems
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 compatibility mode.

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Windows operating system x86 (32-bit)
VSCL
6.1.x
VSCL
6.0.6
VSCL
6.0.5
Windows 10 Yes Yes No
Windows 8.1 Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8 Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP SP3
No Yes Yes
 
Windows operating system x64 (32-bit compatibility mode)
VSCL
6.1.x
VSCL
6.0.6
VSCL
6.0.5
Windows 10 Yes Yes No
Windows 8.1 Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8 Yes Yes Yes
Windows 7 Yes Yes Yes
Windows Vista
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2012
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2008
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server 2003 SP2
Yes Yes Yes
Windows XP SP2
No Yes Yes
 
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.
 
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 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


Product Statement
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 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 VSCL has very different design intentions and capabilities. Please 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 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 VSCL by reducing the DAT initialization overheads.
 

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