They are usually daiily but the time varies and the method of updating has changed if you have the latest versions. The updates occur silently for the most part. If the SecurityCenter states it is protecting then you are OK.
The method of updating changed? What do you mean?
Depends on your version. 12.x and upwards no longer use the daily DAT's but use an engine upgrade method of updating.
What does it say for SecurityCenter and Antivirus versions if you open SecurityCenter and click About?
(Its in portuguese, because Im from Brazil, but here it goes:)
(OBS: I tried to translate (in parenthesis) some of the itens... but Im not sure I did the right translation! )
(And I didnt put everything, but some things I hope will help you help me!)
Mcafee Security Center - 11.6
Compilação (Compilation): 11.6.511
Mcafee Virus Scan - 15.6
Ultima atualização (last update): 10/10/2013
Versão do DAT (DAT version): 7224
Data de criação do DAT (date of creation of DAT) : 10/10/2013
Versão do DAT de Inicialização (Version of Inicialization DAT): 7221.0000
Data de criação do DAT de inicialização (Date of creation of inicialization DAT): 07/10/2013
Versão do mecanismo ("engine version', I guess its how you translate it): 5500.1093
Personal Firewall - 12.6
AntiSpam - 12.6
Parental Control - 13.6
What do you think its going on? Is it some kind of bug? Or is it normal?
Your software is up to date (the DAT date of 10/102013 shows that)
There may have been a problem with the update servers which gave an erroneous reading.
O seu software está atualizado (a data DAT de 10/102013 mostra que)
Pode ter havido um problema com os servidores de atualização que deu uma leitura errada.
Actually, I didnt understand....
It gave an erroneous reading of what? And why?
sorry.... Not sure I understood what you said....
Sorry my error, I was mixing your thread with another one....you said "instead what I saw was the system saying that there were no updates left!" which actually is/was the case at that time, so no problem exists.
Ok... Im kinda confused... And with your confusion, it now get worse!
So,I'll ask you to confirm, ok?
No problem exist? I have the latest update, right? Is it everything ok with my mcafee?
I have the latest update of mcafee?
You are OK. Yes.