McAfee Anti-Malware Engine 6010 and VirusScan Command Line 6.1.3 BETA

McAfee Anti-Malware Engine 6010 BETA

McAfee is pleased to announce the BETA for the McAfee Anti-Malware Engine 6010. This will be a new maintenance update to the current Engine 6000.

The McAfee Anti-Malware Engine is the core component at the heart of the award-winning McAfee Endpoint and Gateway products. Using patented technology, the Engine analyzes potentially malicious code to detect and block Trojans, viruses, worms, adware, spyware, and other threats.

We encourage you to actively participate in this Beta program and provide us your valuable feedback.

New Features

  • Future platform support, including case sensitivity support for Windows 10 19H1
  • File-scanning performance improvements for Windows
  • Sustaining fixes for all platforms

Release availability

  • For ENS installations, due to the nature of the changes in this release for current Windows platforms, Engine 6010 will be delivered through an automatic update expected during June 2019 for all ENS and Consumer WSS installations that received update via V3 daily DAT updates, with no further action required.
  • For VSE installations, non-Windows platforms and OEM customers, the new Engine will be available from the Security Updates page and SDK as an elective/optional update during May. There are no current plans to move this to auto-update, but use of the new release will be recommended. Engine 6000 will remain available for those customers that do not wish to take the new update.
  • There are no plans to move Engine 6000 to EOL at this time.  

VirusScan Command Line 6.1.3 Beta

VirusScan Command Line BETA version 6.1.3 is now available for evaluation.

This release of VirusScan Command Line includes several bug fixes as well as the new Engine 6010 BETA.

We encourage you to participate in this BETA program and provide us your valuable feedback.

Instructions for ENS customers to evaluate the 6010 Engine BETA

  1. In McAfee ePO, select Menu | Configuration | Server Settings.
  2. Select Source Sites, then click Edit | Add Source Site.
    1. Enter “AMCore Beta Content” as the Repository Name, then type HTTP, and click Next.
    2. In the Server name (URL) field, ensure that DNS Name is selected as the default and enter “betaupdate.mcafee.com”, with default port 80, and click Next.
    3. Continue clicking Next until the last screen, then click Save.
    4. Click Enable Fallback, then click Save.
  3. Select Menu | Automation | Server Tasks.
    1. Select Update Master Repository task and click Edit.
    2. Click Next to navigate to the Action tab, then click +.
    3. In the New Action section, select Repository Pull.
    4. Select the AMCore Beta Content as the Source site, Evaluation for Branch (if the current production AMCore content is being pulled into the current branch), and click Save.
  4. Select the Update Master Repository task and click Run.

To change the McAfee Agent policy to pull from the Evaluation branch:

  1. In McAfee ePO, edit the McAfee Agent General policy assigned to the endpoints you are using for beta testing.
  2. Click the Updates tab.
  3. Select Evaluation from the AMCore Content Package drop-down list, then save the policy.

Platform Enhancements

  • Windows 10 RS5, Windows 10 19H1, Windows Server 2019
  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave

System Requirements

  • At least 512 MB of free hard disk space
  • At least an additional 512 MB of free hard disk space reserved for temporary files
  • At least 512 MB of RAM for scanning operations (1024 MB recommended minimum)
  • At least 1024 MB of RAM for updating operations

Installation Requirements

Microsoft operating systems:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8.x, Windows 10 (all 32-bit and x64 Editions)
  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019 (all 32-bit and x64 Editions)

UNIX operating systems:

  • IBM AIX 6.1 , 7.1 or 7.2 for RS6000 with the latest maintenance packages installed.
  • FreeBSD 8.x, 9.x, 10.x for Intel with legacy compatibility library libc.so.3 installed
  • Hewlett-Packard HP-UX 11iv3 for PA-RISC with the latest Standard HP-UX patch bundles installed
  • Linux for Intel 32-bit distributions shipping with version 2.6, 3.x or 4.x production kernels with libstdc++.so.5.0.5 installed
  • Linux for Intel 64-bit distributions shipping with version 2.6 , 3.x or 4.x production kernels, with libstdc++.so.6 installed
  • Sun Microsystems Solaris for SPARC versions 9, 10 and 11 (32 and 64-bit) with the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster installed
  • Sun Microsystems Solaris for X86 versions version 10 and 11 (32 and 64-bit) with the latest Solaris OS recommended cluster installed
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, MacOS 10.12 Sierra, MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and MacOS 10.14 Mojave

Engine Downloads

Package Platform
Windows 32-bit and 64-bit ePO package Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
Linux 32-bit and 64-bit ePO package Linux 32-bit and 64-bit
Mac 32-bit and 64-bit ePO package Mac 32-bit and 64-bit
Engine 6010 Beta Readme Read-me document