About this release

This document contains important information about the current release. We recommend that you read the whole document.

CAUTION: We do not support the automatic upgrade of a pre-release software version. To upgrade to a production release of the software, you must first uninstall the existing version.

Release date

November 13, 2017

Release build

Endpoint Security
Endpoint Security Common — extension
Endpoint Security Threat Prevention — extension
Endpoint Security Firewall — extension
Endpoint Security Web Control — extension
Endpoint Security Adaptive Threat Protection — extension

This release was developed for use with:

  • McAfee® Endpoint Security 10.5.x

Important notes about this release

Endpoint Security 10.5.3 lists these products and versions in the About dialog box of McAfee Agent and Endpoint Security, and McAfee ePO product properties.

Product Version
Endpoint Security Common
Endpoint Security Threat Prevention
Endpoint Security Firewall
Endpoint Security Web Control
Endpoint Security Adaptive Threat Protection


This release of McAfee Endpoint Security contains improvements and fixes, including:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update support
  • Installation improvements
  • Increased stability
  • Network Intrusion Prevention (Network IPS) technology and Exploit Prevention Expert Rules, which expand intrusion prevention functionality

We recommend that you verify this update in test and pilot groups before mass deployment.

Rating — Critical

Mandatory Critical High Priority Recommended

  • Critical for all environments.
  • Failure to apply a Critical update might result in severe business impact.
  • A hotfix for a Severity 1 or Severity 2 issue is considered Critical.

For more information, see KB51560.