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Message 21 of 26

Re: Virus Scan using older DAT version to scan

If the Australia version only gets the latest releases before other nations, how does that fix this problem? I am getting the updates to the Engine because whenever I check the Engine version in the About it shows the latest Engine. It is only when I scan things does the Security History logs show that the scan was using the Engine from March 16, which is 1466.

The other reason I believe the Security History log is correct is because I ran a Full Scan on Mar. 16 and it took about 2 hours to finish which is normal. A week later after updating McAfee everyday, I ran another Full Scan and it finished in 30 minutes. I remember reading that if your dat/engine doesn't change since the last scan it takes less time for a Full Scan.

Message 22 of 26

Re: Virus Scan using older DAT version to scan

If a patch for some problem has been released they will get it first, but Nehal offered that information so I'll let him answer.

Message 23 of 26

Re: Virus Scan using older DAT version to scan

This is my experience with this occurrence in germany.

Reading the "About" Information: 03.04.2013   13:05:00

"About" Information: ----------------------------

McAfee SecurityCenter

Version:      12.1    

Build:          12.1.253

Affld:             0

Sprache:     de

Letzte Aktualisierung:     20.01.2013

McAfee Anti-Virus und Anti-Spyware

Version:      16.1  

Build:          16.1.144

Letzte Aktualisierung:      03.04.2013

Scan-Modulversion:         1483.0  <--------------------------------

Scan-Modul erstallt am:   02.04.2013

"Single Datei-Scan" Information -------------

Scan durchgeführt: 03.04.2013   13:04:07

Scan-Type: über das Kontextmenue


Scan-Modulversion:         1482.0 <--------------------------------

Scan-Modul erstallt am:   01.04.2013



Message 24 of 26

Re: Virus Scan using older DAT version to scan

12.1 doesn't use DAT's so the headline issue doesn't apply to it.   It updates by engine and uses a different process.

I think in your case the 1482 is the boot scan version and 1483 the live scan version (used once the software is totally active).    It doesn't mean the application is malfunctioning.

Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 03/04/13 8:15:44 EDT AM
Former Member
Message 25 of 26

Re: Virus Scan using older DAT version to scan

Well I tried the Australia and it didn't work.  I tried uninstalling the software and running MCPR twice before reinstalling and it still doesn't work.  It is still behaving the same.

Message 26 of 26

Re: Virus Scan using older DAT version to scan

Ask Technical Support then.  That's the best place to go.

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