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winman
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Update mcafee silently using command

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Hello,

I am using Mcafee Internet security, with mcafee security center version: 12.8 and antivirus: version 16.8. I want to update Mcafee silently using command.

I have came across the mcafee command C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdate /update /quiet This command  works but it is not executing silently. When I  run the command the Mcafee internet security window opens. How can update without any prompts ?

Can anyone please help me in this ?

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exbrit
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Re: Update mcafee silently using command

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It's not possible with the Consumer product I'm afraid.   The only update options are those baked into the user interface or by right-clicking the taskbar icon by the system clock.

Updates occur usually daily for the antivirus and less frequently for the rest and are never at any predetermined time, in other words, could occur at any time.

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exbrit
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Re: Update mcafee silently using command

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It's not possible with the Consumer product I'm afraid.   The only update options are those baked into the user interface or by right-clicking the taskbar icon by the system clock.

Updates occur usually daily for the antivirus and less frequently for the rest and are never at any predetermined time, in other words, could occur at any time.

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nikenth
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Re: Update mcafee silently using command

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          As said,As far I know silent update feature is not available for McAfee Consumer Products. Only option you have is to change update notification settings.

winman
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Re: Update mcafee silently using command

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I found this   Can you please tell why it is not working for me?

catdaddy
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Again the thread you are referring to, is Enterprise/Corporate not to be confused with the Consumer Version.

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exbrit
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Re: Update mcafee silently using command

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The Enterprise products are totally different from the consumer versions.  Those instructions don't apply.  As I stated already and Catdaddy & nikenth clarified, it isn't possible.

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