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can not find how to download exdat file for threat prevention 6.1 in "software"

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I could not find how to download lastest exdat file for threat prevention6.1 from McAfee download page either.(i can only see the dat file there) within ePO the "product update" in client task does not include "exdat" option either. Mcafee agent 5.5.1 Please advise. Thanks.
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McAfee Employee cdinet
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Re: can not find how to download exdat file for threat prevention 6.1 in "software"

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Extra dats are not something that is generally available.  Here is how extra dats work.  You have a suspected virus in your environment, but vse/ens is not detecting it.  So you submit that suspected file as a sample to mcafee labs for analysis. They determine that it is a new variant, so they create a temporary definition file to detect that new variant and send it to you.  Then they work on adding that definition to the regular dats, which could take anywhere from a day to a week or more, depending on the complexity.  Once the definitions are in the regular dats, the ED is no longer used because it is in the regular dats. 

So in short, an ED is created for whoever submitted a sample and if it is critical, is sent out as a proactive. 

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Re: can not find how to download exdat file for threat prevention 6.1 in "software"

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Dear @User39846307 

If you have checked in the Extra DAT on your master repository, then you could create a product update task. Then you would get the option to choose the Extra DAT that is available in your master repository. This is the way you deploy the ED to your client machines.

I hope this information helps.

 

Venu

Re: can not find how to download exdat file for threat prevention 6.1 in "software"

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Hi vnaidu

 

Thanks for your reply. I found where to "checked in the Extra DAT" in ePO.

but I could not find where to download that file either in EPO or Mcafee website.

 

Could you please share some light.

Thanks.

McAfee Employee cdinet
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If you have submitted a sample and McAfee labs provided you with an extra.dat, there would be a link for it in labs response somewhere.  If you have not submitted any samples, you will not have an extra.dat to download anywhere.  As I said, they are only created if someone submits samples and the malware is not currently in our dats.  If you have submitted a sample and they say there is an ED available, but you can't find it, please contact support with your SR number so they can get it for you.

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Re: can not find how to download exdat file for threat prevention 6.1 in "software"

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Extra dats are not something that is generally available.  Here is how extra dats work.  You have a suspected virus in your environment, but vse/ens is not detecting it.  So you submit that suspected file as a sample to mcafee labs for analysis. They determine that it is a new variant, so they create a temporary definition file to detect that new variant and send it to you.  Then they work on adding that definition to the regular dats, which could take anywhere from a day to a week or more, depending on the complexity.  Once the definitions are in the regular dats, the ED is no longer used because it is in the regular dats. 

So in short, an ED is created for whoever submitted a sample and if it is critical, is sent out as a proactive. 

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