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Friday, September 18, 2015

How to Update McAfee Antivirus in Simple Steps


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The real benefit of anti-virus protection is directly related to the significance of not having anti-virus software.

The internet is not a safe place by any means, and even the most tech-savvy users have a comparatively high prospect of downloading some form of malware or becoming the target of an identity-stealing scam just by going online occasionally.

Antivirus software is the "policeman" at the gate of a computer system. It protects the computer from incoming threats and seeks out, destroys and warns of possible threats to the system. New viruses are coming out all the time. It is the job of the antivirus software to keep up with the latest threats. This is achieved by daily updates of the antivirus database definitions, which respond the latest threats to provide continuous protection.

Even complete protection of antivirus purchased with high cost and installed on your computer is not protects your computer if it is not up to date, i.e. Antivirus will only work with full pledge and protects your computer if you update it accordingly.

It is highly recommended from the service provider that all antivirus users should regularly update the version for security resolutions.
It is a mandate and the DAT file should not be more than 7 days old from the current date.
Updating McAfee Antivirus on your computer is very easy and quick process.

Please follow the below mentioned steps to check the Antivirus version and get the latest version installed:

  • Right click on the McAfee Antivirus icon available at the right bottom corner of the task bar
  • Click on “About”
  • Scroll down the screen and check “McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise” version.
  • Check the Version and DAT file date.

Note: The McAfee Agent Version should be 4.6.0 or 4.8.0 and Virus Scan Enterprise Version 8.8.0 and the date of           “DAT created on” should NOT be “more than 7 days old” from current date.

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In case the version is less than 8.8.0 or date of “DAT created on” is more than 7 days old from the current date, please follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Right click on the McAfee Antivirus icon available at the right bottom corner of the task bar
  • Click on “Update Security”
  • Please wait for Update to Finish

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Now you have done updating of your McAfee antivirus software on your computer and you are secure now.

Thank you,
Mahantesh Bhavi

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