How to verify the version of McAfee

Open the About McAfee window

Look at the bottom-right corner on your Windows Desktop for an icon with a red M on it and click on it with the right button of your mouse. A menu will open on which you click the VirusScan Enterprise item with the left mouse button.

Next click with the left mouse button on the item About VirusScan Enterprise...

A window will open, which will indicate

  1. Version of the McAfee software : 8.7.0i (version 8.5 is also a good version)
  2. The DAT version (virusdefinitions): 4.0.7932
  3. Date of the DAT: 22 September 2015
  4. Scan Engine Version : 5300.2777

Note that the visual example below is an example, so the numbers indicated for the Virus definitions and Scan engine may be outdated. See above for the current versions.

Feel free to contact the User Support at the Computing Centre if you require assistance, by e-mail at

VUB/ULB Computing Centre - How to McAfee Guide
Created: 4 October 2002, Modified: 23 September 2015
Email: User Support Group