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Manually Updating Mcafee Virus Definitions 2009 Internet Security Suite

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#1 RTolliver


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Posted 17 November 2009 - 09:01 AM

Hey guys (girls),

New user here. I'm trying to find a bypass as to how to manually update McAfee Internet Security 2009. I have several computers at home that do not have internet access on the regular. Does anyone have any tips? I have the current definitions from McAfee that I can burn onto a disc, but every option I've exhausted doesn't work.

-Manually removed the previous .dat version, tried swapping in the new .dat from McAfee
-Tried using the super.dat install package you can use with the Corporate version
-Tried patching in the new w/ the current .dat file also, but no luck

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:13 PM

With the following system requirements:

System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit) with
Service Pack 4 (SP4) or higher,
Windows XP (32-bit) with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or higher,
Windows Vista (32 or 64-bit)
800 X 600 or higher resolution
256 MB RAM
150 MB of available free drive space
Internet connection
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
Optional: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later

And nothing in the user manual even remotely mentioning the ability. It appears that it's not possible. And I would have to say discussion of how to potentially accomplish an update offline given the preceding comments have a likelihood of violating one of the forum rules which state.

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

Unless someone can confirm that McAfee supports offline updating with documentation. I do understand your dilema without Internet access however the information presented could be used to defeat copyright or security measures. Hopefully someone can find a McAfee supported answer.

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