McAfee 8.0i Enterprise (Extra Driver)

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  1. Ianb

    Ianb Registered Member

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    We use McAfee 8.0i Enterprise at work and today I noticed something ......

    If you right click on the shield and select "About Viruscan Enterprise" you see this .........
     

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    What is the EXTRA DRIVER bit all about ?
     
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    McAfee usually has emergency definitions files that you can request. I believe they are usually called extra.dat? Or something a long those lines. I don't quite understand what point they have, besides needing to detect something that isn't in the weekly definitions, without using the beta definitions.
     
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    They are for threats that are not covered by the regular DAT, but will be fixed in the next DAT, a prime example is the email I received to day from AVERT:
     
  5. Ianb

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    Thanks. Typical McAfee way of going about things. :D
     
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    i see that you have not installed any patches.....

    patches are available at their site, but you need to login first...
     
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    Thanks, I'll pass that on to our IT guy. What do the patches do anyway ? I'm a KAV person myself.
     
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    Patch 10 just released
     
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    Patch 10 -
    Resolved Issues here; http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=40789&sid=115c1ee35fb043c0e8a8fdce19b6ce3a

    If you have applied any/all of the previous patches/fixes already, you should not need to apply this one. Those Home users who have not applied any patches as yet would benefit from this single download.

    This cumultative Patch is probably for the benefit of Servers and may now mean that this version has now settled down. Version 9.0 Enterprise on the way ?
     
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    Personally, I think it would jump to 8.x before 9.0
     
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