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piosk Newcomer 19 posts since
Aug 20, 2012
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Sep 23, 2013 6:40 AM

VSE 8.8 dat problem

Hi my env is

epo 4.64

with agents 4.5.1852 for Xp, Vista,7 clients and 4.8.0887 for Win 8

McAfee VSE8.8 patch2 for Xp,Vista,7 and patch3 form Win8


few clients keep turning down to sdat version 0000 and disabled desktop protection

so far i managed to overcom problem by instaling xdat7180 or newer and invoking update. -

today i tried same and it didn't worked. i can't make it work - tried may option - uninstalling VSE, agent  (XP, and win7) installing new VSE, installing 4.8 ver of agent.


today i noticed that all mcafee services are grayed out - i can't manage it on affedted workstatnions.



in my epo I got checked in:

VSE patch3 -full install

VSE patch2 - full install

VSE patch3,

VSE patch2

patches: 778101, 805660, 820636


should I keep VSE patch2 checked in soft repository ? what about any other updates - i found few listed as compatibility with epo 5.0 and didn't chcecked them- should I do it ?









below list of my checked in software :

Name,Status,Type,Version,Minor Version,Language,Checkin Date,Signed by,Distribution Type,Branch

AMCore Content Package,OK,DAT,1046.0,,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

Anti-Spam Engine and Rule Update,OK,RENU,3506.3506,,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

Anti-Spam Engine for Windows,OK,SpamEngine,2.2.0,9309,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

AntiSpyware Enterprise Module,OK,Install,8.7.0,129,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

Audit Engine Content,OK,BMContent,1014,,English,,McAfee,,Current

Buffer Overflow DAT for VirusScan Enterprise,OK,DAT,657,,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

Buffer Overflow DAT for VirusScan Enterprise,OK,DAT,647,,Neutral,,McAfee,,Previous

DAT,OK,DAT,7206.0000,,Neutral,Mon Sep 23 06:53:33 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

DAT,OK,DAT,7205.0000,,Neutral,Mon Sep 23 06:53:24 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Previous



ePO Agent for WebShield Appliance,OK,Install,2.0.0,,English,,ANTYVIR,,Current

ePO Agent Key Updater,OK,Plugin,4.6.0,3122,Neutral,Tue Aug 27 14:35:47 CEST 2013,McAfee,licensed,Current

ePO Agent Key Updater,OK,Plugin,4.6.0,1694,Neutral,Tue Aug 27 14:35:45 CEST 2013,ANTYVIR,licensed,Previous

ePO Agent Key Updater,OK,Plugin,4.8.0,887,Neutral,Tue Aug 27 14:14:41 CEST 2013,McAfee,licensed,Evaluation

ePO-MVT Content,OK,MVTContentUpdate,1.0.3,8,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

Host Intrusion Prevention Content,OK,DAT,8.0.0,5130,Neutral,Thu Sep 12 06:50:02 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

Host Intrusion Prevention Content,OK,DAT,8.0.0,5073,Neutral,Thu Sep 12 06:50:00 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Previous

Linux Engine,OK,Engine,5600.1067,6407,Neutral,,ANTYVIR,licensed,Current

Linux Engine,OK,Engine,5400.1158,4778,Neutral,,McAfee,,Previous

Mac Engine,OK,Engine,5600.1067,6407,Neutral,,ANTYVIR,licensed,Current

Mac Engine,OK,Engine,5400.1158,4778,Neutral,,McAfee,,Previous

McAfee Agent for Windows(Embedded Credentials),OK,Install,4.8.0,887,English,Tue Aug 27 14:13:45 CEST 2013,McAfee,licensed,Evaluation

McAfee Agent for Windows(Embedded Credentials),OK,Install,4.5.0,1852,English,,ANTYVIR,,Current

McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise Module,OK,Install,8.0.0,989,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current

MER for ePO,OK,Service Pack,,1518,English,Thu Aug 22 06:50:01 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

Product Improvement Program Content,OK,Content,1.13,,Neutral,,McAfee,Licensed,Current

Rogue System Sensor,OK,Install,4.6.2,234,English,Sat Aug 10 11:14:20 CEST 2013,ANTYVIR,licensed,Current


SuperDAT,OK,Super DAT,1.8.0,,Neutral,Mon Sep 23 10:17:28 CEST 2013,ANTYVIR,,Previous

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Language Pack,8.5.0,,Neutral,Fri Sep 13 06:50:01 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Language Pack,8.7.0,,Neutral,Fri Sep 13 06:49:48 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Install,8.8.0,1128,Neutral,Mon Sep 23 10:34:11 CEST 2013,McAfee,LICENSED,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Hot Fix,8.8.0,820636,Neutral,Mon Aug 12 13:45:01 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Hot Fix,8.8.0,805660,Neutral,Mon Aug 12 13:39:18 CEST 2013,McAfee,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Patch,8.8.0,2,Neutral,,,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Patch,8.8.0,3,Neutral,,,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Hot Fix,8.8.0,778101,Neutral,,,,Current

VirusScan Enterprise,OK,Language Pack,8.8.0,,Neutral,,McAfee,,Current


Message was edited by: piosk on 9/23/13 6:40:35 AM CDT
  • wwarren McAfee SME 776 posts since
    Nov 3, 2009
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    1. Sep 23, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to piosk)
    Re: VSE 8.8 dat problem

    This is an issue we've recently been investigating but at this time do not know the underlying cause.

    If you're in a position to assist with the investigative efforts, e.g. targeting systems to increase the logging output and run diagnostic-type utilities, then please connect with McAfee Support.

  • PhilR Apprentice 336 posts since
    May 21, 2009
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    3. Oct 18, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to piosk)
    Re: VSE 8.8 dat problem

    I'm seeing the same here on some boxes, a few a week in an estate of 4000+.


    Work fine and then they start reporting out of date DAT files, and when I investigate On-Access Scanning is disabled.


    DAT update reports 'failed to update' in the log.


    Only workaround I've found is to uninstall / reinstall VirusScan 8.8 P2.



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