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sujitjha Newcomer 28 posts since
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Oct 28, 2013 6:33 AM

Super Dat Issue

Hello there,


While installing Super Dat in a particular machine. I am getting below error.


Would any one help me...What & why is this.


Sujit Jha
  • wwarren McAfee SME 765 posts since
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    1. Nov 11, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to sujitjha)
    Re: Super Dat Issue

    This was a package you created yourself using SDM 2.5, or one you downloaded from us?

    If the latter, I suggest retrieving the file again.

    If the former, you might want to try creating the package on another node.

  • Tristan Veteran 790 posts since
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    3. Nov 13, 2013 6:19 AM (in response to sujitjha)
    Re: Super Dat Issue

    A few things you can try


    - Check your available free disk space


    - Make sure your temporary 'temp' folder isn't mapped to a network drive


    - Do a ram test. is a simple way to do it. I had a similar issue when a single bit on a stick of ram was faulty. It was quite high up on the ram table (if that makes sense) as day to day use didn't hit it but a memory intensive job like unpacking and validating the SuperDAT would. The faulty bit of ram would generate a different checksum and the validation would fail.

  • rmetzger Champion 566 posts since
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    4. Nov 13, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to sujitjha)
    Re: Super Dat Issue

    Sujit Jha wrote:


    I haven't created this was downloaded from McAfee Security product download location.

    i had downloaded this again but it doesn't worked for me.

    Since you have downloaded again, I would suggest checking if %TMP% directory exists. As Tristan stated, the %TMP% folder should be local.


    Additionally, I would check the integrity of the downloaded file using SigCheck.exe. (from a cmd prompt)

    (see )

    SigCheck.exe -accepteula -a -h -q "SDATxxxx.exe" (use whatever filename you have, within the quotes)

    If the file presents as unsigned or invalid, the file has been altered either during the download or on disk somehow.


    If the file is Signed, then the RAM issue mentioned by Tristan might be a good place to start. Again, make sure %TMP% (or %TEMP%) exists. Additionally, you might consider clearing the temporary space, ensuring that it is empty.


    Alternatively, attempt to extract the sdat manually to the directory you have downloaded (from a cmd prompt):

    "SDATxxxx.exe" /E


    Hopefully this is helpful.

    Ron Metzger

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