Intel Security SNS ProTip for Malware: Using Extra.DATs

Version 2

    An extra DAT contains information that is used by VirusScan to detect a new threat. When a new threat is assessed an Extra DAT is released by McAfee Labs. This enables the scanning engine to protect a system from the threat by successfully detecting and removing the new malware. To familiarize yourself with the steps to deploy the Extra DAT locally and through ePO, please see the below KB articles:


    KB67602 - How to manually check in and deploy an Extra.DAT through ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5 and 4.6


    KB50642 - How to apply an Extra.DAT locally for VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i and later


    For more resources, visit the McAfee Knowledge Base and search for Malware related KBs and visit the VSE Community at