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May 18, 2010 5:58 AM

DAT updater

I have a DAT updater called MCUP (McAfee DAT Updater) (readme) which I've been using since 2003, that stopped working after April 2, 2010 (when McAfee changed their antivirus DAT zip file name and contents). It no longer works so I'm back to manually downloading DAT files for the command-line version (I refuse to have the bloatware GUI AntiVirus constantly running in the background). Can anyone can create a program to download the latest DAT file at http://download.nai.com/products/commonupdater/ or ftp://ftp.nai.com/pub/antivirus/datfiles/4.x/ (now only has a tar file--no zip--but the SuperDAT exe can be manually extracted via "/e" switch for its DATs) and verify it against the current DATs so they are not mindlessly redownloaded? I have command-line wget and unzip programs and use a batch file to rename and move the DATs. Even better would be to use the incremental DAT updates in http://download.nai.com/products/commonupdater/ (*.gem files) instead of having to download the obnoxiously large ~70MB (and growing with each update) compiled DAT file.

 

Thanks!

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