McAfee DAT Update 8297 for Windows

by McAfee, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (215 votes)

File Details

File Size 90.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 247,515
Publisher McAfee, Inc.
Homepage McAfee DAT Update

Publisher's Description

McAfee DAT Update will update your McAfee based virus scanner patterns to detect the latest viruses.

Latest Reviews

kerimachin

kerimachin reviewed v6328 on Jul 22, 2013

works great

sheinaya

sheinaya reviewed v6328 on Jul 21, 2012

Cool! but try ca anti virus, for me its the best, real time scanner is very light, unlike other anti-virus makes your PC stuck at 5-10secs.
I have a copy, license will expire on 2015,
you can download it here>> ca-anti-virus dot weebly dot com

bettywt

bettywt reviewed v6328 on Aug 17, 2011

This is easy to use and works fine.

TheGodfatherK

TheGodfatherK reviewed v6021 on Jun 28, 2010

I like the fact that it allows you to upgrade your scanning engine and your virus signature (DAT) files.

MrFreak0

MrFreak0 reviewed v6021 on Jun 23, 2010

Has quick cleanup of the PC, I like advanced virus protection for my two computers!

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v5412 on Oct 24, 2008

My previous review read something like:

very efficient for its size .....

The efficient part still holds true, the size does not!
Still, this is what I use as my command-line scanner if and when scanning any machine and it has not failed me yet!

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v4720 on Mar 17, 2006

The scan.exe that is included is indeed a Win32 program. What I was talking about is Scanpm.exe, which is a DOS program, so it can be executed in real DOS.

Btw, for those who are interested: You CAN run the new 5000 engine in pure DOS using the HX 32bit DOS extender. A little bit of tweaking is required, but yes, 5000 can be made to run in pure DOS. Tested it in FreeDOS 0.9

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v4720 on Mar 17, 2006

Very efficient at the size. For those who are comfortable with the command line, this is quite at home!!!

BTW, what is the DOS compatible thing everybody keeps saying, The scan.exe is a Win32 (console) EXE !!!

i_kenefick

i_kenefick reviewed v4650 on Dec 18, 2005

The super dat is excellent. Database size doesn't matter though. F-Prot has over 200,000 entries yet McAfee and Kaspersky who have about 25% less signature entries both do better in independant testing. The detection ability has little to do with database size in numbers. Generic and heuristic technologies in engines has a lot to do with this. Consider NOD32 threatsence engine, Kaspesky's excellent generic detection signatures, Normans Sandbox etc.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v4613 on Oct 28, 2005

Ok I take back my words- McAfee doesn't have the biggest database around, the mantle now goes to Kaspersky.

On the other hand, McAfee is still excellent cause its probably the only full fledged A/V that can work in DOS, and is still useful for emergency removal of those nasty virii that can't be removed from Windows.

Besides the new scan engine is expected soon which would (rather should) knock the socks off the competition.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (215 votes)
Your Rating
kerimachin

kerimachin reviewed v6328 on Jul 22, 2013

works great

sheinaya

sheinaya reviewed v6328 on Jul 21, 2012

Cool! but try ca anti virus, for me its the best, real time scanner is very light, unlike other anti-virus makes your PC stuck at 5-10secs.
I have a copy, license will expire on 2015,
you can download it here>> ca-anti-virus dot weebly dot com

bettywt

bettywt reviewed v6328 on Aug 17, 2011

This is easy to use and works fine.

TheGodfatherK

TheGodfatherK reviewed v6021 on Jun 28, 2010

I like the fact that it allows you to upgrade your scanning engine and your virus signature (DAT) files.

MrFreak0

MrFreak0 reviewed v6021 on Jun 23, 2010

Has quick cleanup of the PC, I like advanced virus protection for my two computers!

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v5412 on Oct 24, 2008

My previous review read something like:

very efficient for its size .....

The efficient part still holds true, the size does not!
Still, this is what I use as my command-line scanner if and when scanning any machine and it has not failed me yet!

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v4720 on Mar 17, 2006

The scan.exe that is included is indeed a Win32 program. What I was talking about is Scanpm.exe, which is a DOS program, so it can be executed in real DOS.

Btw, for those who are interested: You CAN run the new 5000 engine in pure DOS using the HX 32bit DOS extender. A little bit of tweaking is required, but yes, 5000 can be made to run in pure DOS. Tested it in FreeDOS 0.9

shantanu

shantanu reviewed v4720 on Mar 17, 2006

Very efficient at the size. For those who are comfortable with the command line, this is quite at home!!!

BTW, what is the DOS compatible thing everybody keeps saying, The scan.exe is a Win32 (console) EXE !!!

i_kenefick

i_kenefick reviewed v4650 on Dec 18, 2005

The super dat is excellent. Database size doesn't matter though. F-Prot has over 200,000 entries yet McAfee and Kaspersky who have about 25% less signature entries both do better in independant testing. The detection ability has little to do with database size in numbers. Generic and heuristic technologies in engines has a lot to do with this. Consider NOD32 threatsence engine, Kaspesky's excellent generic detection signatures, Normans Sandbox etc.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v4613 on Oct 28, 2005

Ok I take back my words- McAfee doesn't have the biggest database around, the mantle now goes to Kaspersky.

On the other hand, McAfee is still excellent cause its probably the only full fledged A/V that can work in DOS, and is still useful for emergency removal of those nasty virii that can't be removed from Windows.

Besides the new scan engine is expected soon which would (rather should) knock the socks off the competition.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v4559 on Aug 18, 2005

Mcafee ticks me off now, no support for x64.

But they still make a good AV product.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v4455 on Mar 25, 2005

1) You get a FULL FLEDGED commandline a/v FREE of cost with each SuperDat! There are 2 executables; one that runs in native DOS, and another that runs under Win32. This is extremly useful for emergency virus removal purposes.

2) Its the ONLY update/av with the BIGGEST database- More than 120,000 signatures and counting! Personally I use the SuperDat for emergency virus removal (using WinPE) and sometimes the systems I come across have very old and outdated virii that the newer, smaller DB'ed a/v can't detect. This large database definately helps.

(Personally I don't use McAfee though; I just use the SuperDat as its the BEST thing for emergencies)

ave4eva

ave4eva reviewed v4429 on Feb 18, 2005

7 years with McAfee without any problems. From DOS (if who knows what is it) to win 3.x/9x/Me/...etc...

MR_DEVIL

MR_DEVIL reviewed v4415 on Dec 16, 2004

Great! I always like MA.

koomi

koomi reviewed v4408 on Nov 19, 2004

new version for sober.j out

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