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Mcafee Updates Not Working


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#1 Keithuk

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 08:34 AM

Four years ago I bought McAfee VirusScan 6.0 and you could download and install the updates every week. Two years ago I bought McAfee VirusScan 7.0 thinking I need a newer version. I installed it and updated it no problem but I didn't like it compared with 6.0 so 6.0 went back in. On 30/10/06 I downloaded sdat4883.exe, installed it no problem. The following day I downloaded sdat4884.exe but when I tried to update it said I don't have any McAfee products. This is bull I've been using McAfee for four years.

So last November I decided to upgrade McAfee again to McAfee VirusScan 2006 v10.0. Installed it no problem. Tried to install the latest update but it came back with the same error I don't have any McAfee products. I ran sdat4883.exe which worked before and it worked again.

In the new year I decided to do a format and rebuild, I hadn't done one for 18 months. So I knew everything would be fresh and not corrupted. I reinstalled Win98se and decided to put the VirusScan in first to see if it would work. It installed in no problem, I ran sdat4903.exe the lastest update but it couldn't find any McAfee products again. I ran sdat4883.exe which worked before and it worked again.

So in conclusion no updates work from 31/10/06, as anyone else had this problem? What I've been doing for the past couple of months is copying the update files of the computers at work to a flash drive and taking them home that way. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 07:04 PM

I would switch to either Norton AntiVirus 2007, NOD32 AntiVirus 2.7, or Kaspersky AntiVirus 6.0
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:56 AM

Switch to Norton 360. It does everything McAfee Total Protection 2007 does, but is small on system resources. Its well worth the purchase.
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Posted 11 May 2007 - 02:13 PM

Update.

I've found the location of the dat files Current Dat Files. I can extract clean.dat, names.dat and scan.dat from the zip file. :thumbsup:

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