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SDAT downloads

Greetings fellow Mcafee Knights

I pose the following question :

Is ther a mcafee tool that automatically downloads the SDAT from the mcafee web-site , or are there any other tools that can facilitate the direct download from the mcafee website?

I do know that the EPO downloads the dat etc and the update now task exists.

The reason for the enquiry is that i need to download the sdat package on a daily basis for deployment via sms.

Thanks in advance
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RE: SDAT downloads

I don't know any tool to download the DAT file, but that should be an easy task if you manage to create a script to do that.

SDAT location is ftp://ftp.mcafee.com/pub/antivirus/datfiles/4.x/sdatXXXX.exe

Since the filename changes, it can be tricky to get the filename for the current day. You can get that info on the update.ini file on the directory. Then you just need to parse it and grab it using regexp.

Another option is to download the entire directory.
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could you not just use get sdat*.exe ?
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I´ve written a command line tool which allows automated downloads of the the most recent SDAT file from McAfee. Read more about it here.
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Thanks but the other guy was asking for something else an i have posted a solution for a possible answer earlier..
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I noticed it. However, there are always several ways to accomplish a task and your suggestion does not necessarily mean that it is the only possible solution. wink
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