Updating McAfee, Part 5
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By Ujjain Kumar
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Posted: 26 Jan 2000
Ujjain is an Information Technology Systems Associate in the United Nations Development Programme. He lives in Suva, Fiji Islands.
This is the fifth solution to the problem of how to distribute McAfee Updates. So far, what we've published includes:
- Updating McAfee for NT users (creating a bat file)
- Updating McAfee, Part 2 (scheduling an update as a policy event)
- Updating McAfee, Part 3 (using the Automatic Update feature of VirusScan)
- Updating McAfee, Part 4 (using snAppShot)
- Updating McAfee, Part 5 (this one), (using the DAT file and the Viruscan Scheduler)
Here's another way to upgrade the McAfee Viruscan. Since the SmartUpdate wizard file is so big (three times the size of the DAT file) some countries with slow Internet connection have problems downloading. The best option is to download the DAT file, which is smaller in size, and is more convenient. Create a McAfee sub-directory on your local or network drive and making it shareable if there is need for it.
To upgrade your McAfee Viruscan using the DAT file, configure the McAfee Viruscan Scheduler to do it for you.
From now on, all you need to do is
- Download the DAT file to the location you specified.
- Start the McAfee Scheduler.
- Select the AutoUpdate option.
- Click on the START button to start the automatic update.
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