Updating Mcafee Cleanboot Engine

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by infini, Nov 7, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. infini

    infini Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Posts:
    110
    I have read in the Mcafee site that a new engine is available and i want to update my cleanboot boot image so that it contains the latest one (4400). When trying to update, the prorgam is looking for a file called "cbengine.zip". I have searched the mcafee site but didn't find a file with name like this. Any help?
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    I downloaded that engine update but it is not a zip file
     

    Attached Files:

  3. infini

    infini Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Posts:
    110
    I have also downloaded this file but as you mentioned, cleanboot needs a zip file and especially a file called cbengine.zip that will update the engine from the 4320 version to 4400
     
  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    I did a search of the NAI site and couldn't find reference to cbengine.zip And I believe you said you looked all over mcafee's site. It makes you wonder where it could be hiding.?
     
  5. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Guest

    Update the virus scan engine this morning using the very same download that BigC showed.....worked for me.

    whats this CBENGINE thing.....never heard of it beforeo_O an have never known mcafee to download zip files either..........

    by chance are you talking about the emergency BOOT DISC....
     
  6. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Guest

  7. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma
    That is it but he can't get it to update to the 4400 scan engine. when trying to update it keeps asking for the cbengine.zip?? don't know where to get it.

    bigc
     
  8. infini

    infini Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Posts:
    110
    This is the program i am talking about. Very useful especially if you have an NTFS partition and you cannot scan from dos. This program cannot be updated with the exe file of the latest engine. That's why i wrote this post.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2004
  9. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Guest

    Product description

    The McAfee CleanBoot product is a new recovery utility that can be used to scan and clean infected computers.
    CleanBoot is intended for use where serious infection is suspected. CleanBoot provides an in-depth scan of the boot sector and all the files on the supported disk partitions.

    Features:


    CleanBoot Disk

    Bootable options
    Disk Scanning
    File Repair
    Scanning Options
    Generate log files

    CleanBoot Manager

    Updating DATs files, CleanBoot Engine and EXTRA.DAT files
    Generation of floppy disks or CD
    Command line interface
    Consistency of scanning and repair throughout your Network.
    Supporting Documentation
     
  10. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Guest

    Was all over the mcafee site......if its there I sure could not locate any relating..............sure hope someone else has better results.
     
  11. tggel

    tggel Guest

    You could extract all of the files in the superdat file with the /e option then zip down the files you need into a zip file. Put the superdat file into a folder . Go to start, run and type "cmd" without the quotes navigate to the folder. Type sdatxxxx.exe /e where xxxx is the version of the superdat file. I know the superdat file has the engine included but I do not know if this will help with your cbengine.zip file. According to the above link, it sounds like the cbengine is a different engine from the one included in the superdat file, but it might be worth a try.
     
  12. infini

    infini Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Posts:
    110
    I did what ggel wrote with no luck :( . I still get the message update failed
     
  13. infini

    infini Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2002
    Posts:
    110
  14. quazimutato

    quazimutato Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Posts:
    28
    Hi guys, from what i've been told, virus scan engine 4400 is only available with the Enterprise products right now, mid-December is when they're saying it will be available for download with the home products.
     
  15. louiem

    louiem Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1
    bigc
    let me know if you get this cleanengine.zip
    its the default the program is looking for to update.


    btw...have you/anyeone succesfully created the ISO image
    to burn to CD ??
    what else do u have to do to the cd to make it bootable, so
    it will show/run the mcafee cleanboot menu
    after you boot from it ??
     
  16. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Posts:
    5,116
  17. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Posts:
    708
    Has any body had any experience with engine 4400?
    Any improvement?
     
  18. iceni60

    iceni60 ( ^o^)

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Posts:
    5,116
    i want to try it. is it similar to a standalone virus scanner? thanks :)
     
  19. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    4,010
    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    No slowdown seen and it is supposed to give better protection. In particular, improved detection for archived/packed files and better cleaning abilities.
    Overall, an important upgrade/update ;)
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.