Getting virus signatures for a laptop not on network

Posted on 2006-07-19
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?
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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.

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

Author Comment

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?

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ID: 17139568
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Assisted Solution

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

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.


Author Comment

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??

Author Comment

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.

Expert Comment

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

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ID: 17154105

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