Get DAT Updates
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  • Developer
    Bery Rinaldo
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
Version 1.4 adds the following:
  • Added autostart feature so it can run without interaction unless new version can be installed.
Requirements
PPC, Virex 7.1 or later

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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Feb 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.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Mar 2004
Does what it says without problems
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 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.
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 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.
[Version 1.4]


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Downloads:8,113
Version Downloads:3,231
Type:Utilities : Virus
License:Free
Date:25 Jan 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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