Installation Instructions for McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Enterprise

Getting Started:

System Requirements:

Uninstalling Existing Anti-virus Software:

Obtaining McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Enterprise:

Installing McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Enterprise:

Configuring McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Enterprise:

Manually McAfee Virus Definition Files:

Using McAfee VirusScan to Manually Scan Your Computer for Viruses:

  1. From the Windows desktop, right-click on the blue and red McAfee OAS (V-shield) icon located in the lower right hand corner of your screen. (You may need to expand your System Tray to see all of the icons listed.)

  2. Select On Demand Scan... from the menu.

  3. Make sure that there are checkmarks in the boxes next to Include Subfolders and Scan boot sector(s).

  4. Click on the Start button to start a scan.

  5. If an infected file is discovered during the scan, VirusScan will display a window listing the infected files found.

  6. In most cases, you can simply delete any infected files found on your computer. Right-click on an infected file's name and select Delete File from the menu to remove the infected file from your computer.

  7. If the file will not delete, you will need to take additional steps to remove the infection from your computer.

    1. If you are a current student, please contact ResNet for assistance. It is recommended that you bring your computer directly to the ResNet Office in 113 Haggar College Center. If you have a desktop computer, or you are physically unable to bring your laptop to the ResNet Office, please fill out a ResNet Problem Report Form at, to request assistance. The ResNet Office hours are posted on the ResNet website at The ResNet Office is not open during academic breaks, including the summer.

    2. If you are faculty or staff, and the infection is on a College-owned computer, please contact the Helpdesk for assistance. You can send an e-mail to, call 574-284-4715, or visit 113 Haggar College Center to report the infection. The Helpdesk is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Helpdesk is unable to provide assistance with computers that are personally-owned by faculty and staff.

    3. If this is a personally-owned computer and you wish to address the infection on your own, you are welcome to review the ResNet FAQ at and review the information in the Malware/Viruses/Security section to help remove the infection on your computer.

  8. Once the infected files have been removed via McAfee VirusScan, restart your computer.
  9. Repeat the On Demand Scan... to confirm the infected files have been removed from your computer. If the files have reappeared, you will need to take additional steps to remove the infection from your computer using the recommendations above.

Last Modified April 7, 2017