Antivirus Software: VirusScan for Windows

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1) Download

After returning to the download page, follow the instructions on that page to download McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2012. Your web browser may ask you what you want to do with the file. Choose to Save it to disk. Please be sure to notice to which folder you are downloading the software. When the download is complete proceed to the next section.

2) Install VirusScan Enterprise

Open Windows Explorer and find the folder to where your antivirus package was downloaded. Right-click the file and choose Extract all. This will by default extract all the contents to a folder at the same location as your download. The folder will be named VSE880LMLRP3. Go into that folder and

  1. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, run SetupVSE_Win8.Exe.
  2. If you are using any earlier version of Windows or Windows Server, run SetupVSE.Exe

This will install McAfee VirusScan Enterprise on your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions. After the software is successfully installed, you may delete the installer package as well as the extracted folder. It won't hurt anything if you don't delete these files except that it will take up unnecessary file space.

3) Update VirusScan Enterprise

anti virus iconYour VirusScan Enterprise software will attempt to keep itself up to date when your computer connects to the Internet. To check whether it is up to date, find the VirusScan Enterprise icon by the clock in the lower-right hand corner of your computer. Right-click the icon and select

About VirusScan Enterprise. Notice when the virus definitions were created. It should be a very recent date.

If your VirusScan software is out of date, right-click the VirusScan Enterprise icon and choose Update Now... from the pop-up menu. You will need to be connected to the Internet to successfully update your software

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