We have tried to manually update the .DAT files according to the McAfee Knowledgebase Article KB70253 (linked) on OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 using McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac version 2.2 and the manual update of the .DAT files fail. According to the "About" menu of the Endpoint Protection application listing the DAT file version and date, after performing the steps in KB70253, the dialog box does not reflect the DAT files to the newest version updated.
Additionally, does anyone know how the DAT file "date" is updated? When the steps are performed at KB70253, there is no step to update the DAT files update date. Is this picked up automatically by the Endpoint application, or, does this have to be coded into the .plist file as does the latest DAT version number? If it has to be coded manually, what is the date format required for the .plist file?
In a nutshell: Has anyone SUCCESSFULLY used the steps listed at the McAfee Knowledgebase Article KB70253 "How to Manually update the Endpoint Protection/VirusScan for Mac .DAT files" posted on 11/4/2014 using OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and McAfee Endpoint Protection version 2.2 without issue?
McAfee, if you're listening: A script/PKG install for your latest signatures/definitions for the Mac would be much appreciated for the manual update environments, especially those with a large install base of machines. The KB70253 process is cumbersome and not practical for a managed environment that does not have the ability to set up a definitions/software update server.