0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2017 11:45 AM by skanungo

    How to install .dat files for latest threat detection?


      I am using McAfee Internet Security and is up to date. But McAfee failed to detect few threats which are are detected by almost all other antivirus as I checked the files by uploading them at virustotal.com.


      Details of McAfee Internet Security:-

      Version: 14

      Release Name: 14.0 R12


      McAntivirus and AntiSpyware:

      version: 19

      Build: 19.0.3069

      Engine version: 2904.0

      Last Update: 01-03-2017


      McAfee Security Center:

      version: 15.

      Build: 15.3.3079


      So I decided to send the samples to McAfee Labs (virus_research@mcafee.com) as mentioned in McAfee website. I zipped them in password protected archive. After few hours I got a reply that few of them are detected with latest .dat files and the rest are sent for analysis. A .dat file is attached in the mail and it has been instructed to install in a specified directory. But I was not able to locate the path. I have attached a screenshot of the email.


      Please guide me on this. Alternatively kindly tell me where can I send undetected samples so that they are added to virus database of McAfee. Thanks in advance.