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Why are the xdat update packages getting smaller?

See topic ^!

I manually download the xdat updates and install them onto stand alone systems and noticed that starting in about June 2014 the xdat.exe file sizes are shrinking?

Here is a list:

xdat name / date / file size (in MB)

7478xdat.exe / 6-24-14 / 123mb

7492xdat.exe / 7-7-14 / 111mb

7513xdat.exe / 7-28-14 / 101mb

7519xdat.exe / 8-4-14 / 95mb

7541xdat.exe / 8/29/14 / 79mb

Up until that time frame (June 2014) they were increasing which made sense to me, as Mcafee adds more content to block etc... so my question is why on earth are they now getting smaller!?

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Message 2 of 4

Re: Why are the xdat update packages getting smaller?

Xdat's aren't used in consumer, which is where you are posting.  What product are you using so I can move this for you?


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Message 3 of 4

Re: Why are the xdat update packages getting smaller?

ok thanks for the response. I did post this same question in the:

Product I am using is: McAfee_VirusScan_Enterprise_v8.7i
Message 4 of 4

Re: Why are the xdat update packages getting smaller?

OK locking this one then.

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