INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS VSE 8.8 Repost with Patch 4 is certified by Mc Afee and supported on Windows 8/8.1 and older Windows operating systems (workstations and servers).With Internet Explorer 11, Enhanced Protection Mode (EPM) might display an erroneous error message that Script Proxy is disabled. To investigate Script Scan performance issues, you must disable EPM. This mode delays all scans of modified files to lower priority background threads.(Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. id=245108 Upgrade to a newer operating system.) If you are still running Mc Afee VSE 8.5 or VSE 8.7, these anti-virus products are no longer supported.Please install VSE 8.8 Repost with Patch 4 or an anti-virus product of your choice.
In November 2008 Mc Afee announced On April 21, 2010, beginning approximately at 2 PM GMT, an erroneous virus definition file update from Mc Afee affected millions of computers worldwide running Windows XP Service Pack 3.
(Reference: Mc Shield service could encounter a dead-lock situation in an internal utility routine when processing scans of modified files.
In this case, the Mc Shield internal dead-lock watchdog timer fires and the Mc Shield service stops.
I am thinking if I can download the most current updates (DAT files) on my laptop and manually install them on my desktop so then a resulting scan should be able to find and remove the problem. So is there anyone that can help me with a step-by-step on how to manually install the Mc Afee updates (DATs)? Do I have to delete the old DAT files currently contained in the DAT folder or does that resolve itself when I re-enable the Mc Afee scanner?
Mc Afee Virus Scan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 Repost with Patch 4 is now available for download at