Solved

Getting virus signatures for a laptop not on network

Posted on 2006-07-19
8
324 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
I have a laptop that I do not want connected to the internet.  I have McAfee 10 installed on it.  How can I get the virus signatures (updates) without connecting the laptop to the internet?  Is there a way to download them from a pc that is connected to the net, burn to CD, then copy to the laptop?  If so, what is the site, and how do I get McAfee to find the definitions?
0
Comment
Question by:LEECHIPTURNER
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
gbirkemeier earned 400 total points
ID: 17138632
Use the McAfee Super Dat update file.
On the internet connected PC go to McAfee's FTP site.

ftp://ftp.nai.com/CommonUpdater/

Download the sdat????.exe file
Copy the file to the laptop
Double click it to install.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LEECHIPTURNER
ID: 17139279
Great!  One problem, though.  When I double click on it, it says  "Unable to find any qualifying products"

On the box it says Mcafee  Virusscan 2006.  Does that make a difference?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:gbirkemeier
ID: 17139568
0
Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:prashsax
prashsax earned 100 total points
ID: 17139579
Here is the link to download the SDATXXXXX.EXE

http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp?region=us&segment=enterprise

Click I agree on the page and then download the SDATXXXX.EXE .

You can use a USB PEN drive to transfer the Virus Def from desktop to laptop.

0
 

Author Comment

by:LEECHIPTURNER
ID: 17139718
All of the downloads say unable to find qualifying product.  I have tried administrator as well as user.  I am doubleclicking from the USB drive;  perhaps I should copy it to the Mcafee folder??
0
 

Author Comment

by:LEECHIPTURNER
ID: 17139756
I looked under program files, Mcafee, VSO, DAT, and a folder called 4809 was there with files.  So, I copied sdat4809.exe into that folder, ran it, and again, it said no qualifying products.

I think you guys are on the right track, so I will award the points.  I think there is something screwy with the comptuer.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:gbirkemeier
ID: 17151359
You may want to look at this as well. It is the instructions to manually update Viorus Scan 10.

http://tools.mcafeehelp.com/doc.php?siteid=1&docid=380812&support=ts
0
 

Author Comment

by:LEECHIPTURNER
ID: 17154105
PERFECT!  THANKS!
0

Featured Post

Ready to trade in that old firewall?

Whether you need to trade-up to a shiny new Firebox or just ready to upgrade from whatever appliance you're using now, WatchGuard has the right appliance for you! Find your perfect Firebox today with appliance sizing tool!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recovering from what the press called "the largest-ever cyber-attack", IT departments worldwide are discussing ways to defend against this in the future. In this process, many people are looking for immediate actions while, instead, they need to tho…
The conference as a whole was very interesting, although if one has to make a choice between this one and some others, you may want to check out the others.  This conference is aimed mainly at government agencies.  So it addresses the various compli…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month3 days, 23 hours left to enroll

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question