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Manual loading of the DAT


Normally my systems go to the ePO for the latest DAT update, but I have a system that I must keep off the network. I have followed the instructions about downloading from the McAfee site the latest DAT, but it is the V3 version, which if I run, does not appear to update the DAT. Is there somewhere else I should go for this, or is there something else I need to do then just click on the V3.exe file. I have Access Protection turn off when I do.


Stephen Keating

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Re: Manual loading of the DAT

Hi Stephen,

Try downloading and using the V2 xdat.exe file instead.

At this moment: 8503xdat.exe is current.

This is a list of command line parameters:

:: [[/LOGFILE filespec] [/SILENT] [/REBOOT] [/PROMPT] [/E [pathspec]]


:: /LOGFILE    Logs the status into specified file. This should not be a multi-

::                    user, shared, log file as simultaneous logging will crash PCs.)

:: /SILENT       Runs this utility in silent mode. (Abbreviated, /S)

:: /REBOOT    Reboots the machine, if required.

:: /PROMPT    Displays the prompt dialog before reboot.

:: /E                Extracts packaged files (to current pathspec, unless specified).

:: /V               Displays xDAT package information.

:: /F                Force update of existing version.

For the most part, I only use /E or /F.

In your case, try /F.

Let us know how this goes.

Ron Metzger

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Re: Manual loading of the DAT

That worked. Thanks for the information

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