1. On-Access Scanner replaces Active Scanner, Background
Scanner, and Mounted Volume Scanner used in earlier
versions of Virex.
2. Exclusions can be set through a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
3. On-Access Scanner does not scan inside Stuffit archives.
4. HTTP eUpdate is not supported.
INSTALLATION AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
VIRUSSCAN FOR MAC
Before you install VirusScan for Mac, make sure your operating
system is up-to-date and the previous version of VirusScan (or Virex)
is uninstalled. If you have a version of Virex or VirusScan already
installed on your computer, the VirusScan for Mac installer displays
a message and aborts its installation.
To uninstall VirusScan, use the uninstaller. supplied
with your current version of VirusScan or Virex. Do
not uninstall VirusScan using the uninstaller supplied with
another version of VirusScan (or Virex).
The VirusScan for Mac installation stops if you have previously
- VirusScan for Mac software is available only for Apple
Macintosh OS X (version 10.4.0 or later) with a minimum of
256 MB RAM and 70 MB of free space.
This product does not use the Mac Classic environment.
- VirusScan for Mac integrates with ePolicy Orchestrator versions 3.5
and 3.6 (patch 2 and above).
You will be able to use ePolicy Orchestrator related functionality only
if you have ePolicy Orchestrator and Non-Windows Agent installed and
configured to manage VirusScan for Mac in an enterprise environment.
The use of ePolicy Orchestrator is optional and you can use all the
functionality of VirusScan for Mac as a standalone product.
NON-WINDOWS AGENT FOR MACINTOSH
The Non-Windows Agent can be installed on Mac OS X.
See the Non Windows Agent ReadMe and the VirusScan for Mac Configuration Guide for information on installing the agent.
INSTALLING VIRUSSCAN FOR MAC
VirusScan for Mac can be installed through either a standard (graphical interface) installation, or a command-line (silent) installation.
You must have administrative privileges to install this product.
1. Double-click on VirusScan.pkg to start the Installer.
2. Follow the on-screen steps to install the software.
3. Read and accept the license agreement. If you do not accept
4. Click Install to perform the installation.
5. The Authentication dialog box appears.
6. Type your administrative credentials and click OK.
7. A message notifies you when the installation completes.
8. Restart your computer after installing VirusScan. This will ensure
that all VirusScan components start properly.
The VirusScan for Mac installer installs the application inside the
Applications folder of your computer.
1. Locate the VirusScan.pkg file, either on the product CD or
in the installation .ZIP downloaded from the McAfee web site,
and save it to a temporary location.
2. Open the Terminal window and change the working folder to
the one where the VirusScan.pkg file is located.
3. In the Terminal window, execute:
sudo installer -pkg VirusScan.pkg –target /
4. Enter your administrator password when prompted to do so.
No characters display when you enter your password.
5. A message notifies you when the installation completes.
Restart your computer after this message is displayed. This will
ensure that all VirusScan components start properly.
You can upgrade to VirusScan for Mac v8.5 from VirusScan for
Mactel v8.0. However, you cannot upgrade from any earlier versions of
We recommend you run the uninstaller for your current version of Virex or VirusScan before installing VirusScan for Mac v8.5.
TESTING YOUR INSTALLATION
You can test VirusScan by using the European Institute of Computer Anti-Virus Research (EICAR) standard anti-virus test file. This file is a combined effort by anti-virus vendors throughout the world to implement one standard by which customers can verify their anti-virus software.
To test your installation:
1. Go to the EICAR.ORG website http://www.eicar.org. and
download the AntiVirus test file, Eicar.zip.
2. Run the On-Demand Scanner on the downloaded ZIP file.
VirusScan, will report finding the EICAR test file.
If the test is successful, you are now ready to start using the VirusScan software.
UNINSTALLING VIRUSSCAN FOR MAC
You can uninstall VirusScan by using the uninstall file (VirusScan Uninstall.command), either on the product CD, or in the installation .ZIP file downloaded from the McAfee website.
To uninstall VirusScan:
1. Do one of the following:
- Double-click the VirusScan Uninstall.command icon.
- Drag the VirusScan Uninstall.command icon, drop it in
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