Get DAT Updates
Get DAT Updates
1.4

5.0

Get DAT Updates free download for Mac

Get DAT Updates

1.4
25 January 2003

Auto compare & download Virex 7 virus defs.

Overview

Get DAT Updates compares your currently installed virus DAT file against the latest on NAI's FTP server. If there is an updated version, the file may be downloaded and installed. This program started out as a shell script, then morphed into an AppleScript but has now evolved into an AppleScript Studio application. It is free and open source. You may download either the application itself or the entire project including the source code.

What's new in Get DAT Updates

Version 1.4 adds the following:
  • Added autostart feature so it can run without interaction unless new version can be installed.

5 Get DAT Updates Reviews

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Anonymous
25 January 2003

Most helpful

Thanks for making this. It works perfect and I like the new feature. It gives better protection than the other updates because of the increased frequency. Today a new worm was unleashed upon the internet like Code Red, a Windows Worm but still, better protection for that day when UNIX cyberattacks become more prevalent. Thanks again.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
26 February 2005
Outstanding application! Works as advertised. For those of you using Virex 7.5, you need to go to "About Virex" to see what DAT is installed. Going to the eUpdate pane doesn't work for some reason, even when using the DAT update packages from McAfee.
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Version 1.4
garbage
19 January 2005
Does not appear to work for Mc.com version of Virex. Why is the Mac.com version of Virex crippleware when you have to pay for it Apple ???
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
garbage
garbage
03 February 2005
yes it does work, you need to look at 'about Virex' to see the new update info. eUpdate pane does not show correct info in Virex.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
15 March 2004
Does what it says without problems
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
21 May 2003
A simple but useful utility. Love the autostart feature! I can now add "Get DAT Updates" to my crontab so my virus definitions are automatically updated weekly during the night, without me having to stretch a finger. I've also added vscanx (the command line utility installed with Virex 7) to crontab, so now virus scanning AND updating are completely automated. Check out the great GUI frontend CronniX if you're new to crontabs.
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Version 1.4
Anonymous
25 January 2003
Thanks for making this. It works perfect and I like the new feature. It gives better protection than the other updates because of the increased frequency. Today a new worm was unleashed upon the internet like Code Red, a Windows Worm but still, better protection for that day when UNIX cyberattacks become more prevalent. Thanks again.
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Version 1.4
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • or later
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