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Supported environments for AntiSpyware Enterprise on Microsoft Windows
Technical Articles ID:   KB74867
Last Modified:  3/26/2015


McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise (ASE) 8.7
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.7i

For VSE supported environments, see KB51111.


This article deals with ASE 8.7 as an add-on for VSE 8.7i. This is the final release of this software. New releases are incorporated with VSE.


  • From VSE 8.8, the AntiSpyware Enterprise module is no longer separate from VSE - it has been fully integrated into the product. You can enable or disable anti-spyware features using the standard methods.
  • A version of most of the following information is available in the relevant product installation guides and readme.txt files. However, the original product and installation guides are unlikely to reflect the most recent support policy for those platforms because Microsoft releases new operating systems or service packs on a regular basis.
  • This article aims to contain the latest information. Some of this is made available via linked Product Management statements, which are also published in the Knowledge Base.
  • Support for operating system service packs is generally synchronized with these service packs being supported by their manufacturer.
  • Intel Security updates the supportability information for each new Microsoft Windows operating system after this has been released to manufacturing and within 30 days of that release.


Compatibility with VSE

Product Add-on for Supported operating systems
 ASE 8.7 VSE 8.7i Identical to the main product (see KB51111)

Latest available ASE 8.7 Patches

Product Patch version Comments
ASE 8.7
- Reposted November 8, 2011 to include support for Windows XP Embedded.
Reposted October 1, 2009 to include support for Windows 7.


ASE release dates

Product Release Date (RTW) EOL/End of Sale (EOS) (matches VSE EOL/EOS dates)
ASE 8.7 September, 2008 EOS April 1, 2011*
ASE 8.7i is the final release of this software.

New releases are incorporated into the VSE product. Intel Security strongly recommends you upgrade VSE to its latest version. Intel Security will not provide support for product and its related components beyond the EOL date. The EOL date for ASE 8.7 is expected to coincide with the EOL for VSE 8.7i, which has not been set yet.


Supported Engine version
Because of the risks involved in running an out of date and untested Engine, Intel Security actively enforces an EOL policy for older Engines. This is done by disabling .DAT file updates for these Engines.

The Engine requirement matches that of the main product (VSE). See KB51111.

Product Engine supported
ASE 8.7 5400

Hardware support
The hardware requirements match those of the main product (VSE). See KB51111.

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