Mcafee dat files not updating
The e Policy Orchestrator is used to update "DAT" files throughout enterprises. We also had some laptop users get the DAT file from home or while coming into the office. We now have about 100 machines that are in a reboot loop. While it is a less convenient method, it is probably the best way. It is not like reported in thi blog, but the has been deleted and windows got in real problem.
It can not be used to undo this bad signature because affected system will lose network connectivity. Mc Afee's support web sites currently respond slowly and are down at times, likely due to the increased load caused by this issue. One fix is to delete the bad DAT file the client at "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mc Afee\Engine". No reboot loop, no message, but about nothing was working. Application working with windows XP SP3 not running. We are currently sitting on version 5960 and use Sonicwall to push our updates out to the workstations. And so, when I discovered that one of our systems was missing its network connections, I attempted to repair the operating system using a Windows setup disk.
From the e PO server console System Tree, select "My Organization". To show all systems in the System Tree, select "This Group and All Subgroups" from the "Preset:" drop-down list.
From the list of systems, locate the asset representing the Mc Afee MOVE Security Virtual Appliance (SVA).
We have individual reports of other versions of Windows being affected as well.
However, only particular configurations of these versions appear affected.
Unlike the competition, exclusive Mc Afee Active Protection technology instantly analyzes and blocks new and emerging threats in milliseconds so there's virtually no gap in your protection.When I heard this news, it reminded me of a bit of a horror story in one of my former CISO positions where our antivirus vendor also sent out a buggy DAT file that wrought havoc on our computers and system operations.The story goes like this: Because of concerns with the rapid distribution of worms, malware, botnets, etc., our organization had decided to allow automated antivirus updates of all enterprise systems whenever a DAT file was uploaded to our antivirus system server.Antivirus signature files are updated almost daily by antivirus software vendors.These files are made available to antivirus clients as they are published.