Like any other security program, McAfee frequently roll out the newest virus and malware definitions, PC Tune Up, software patches, for its McAfee Security Products. As a McAfee antivirus user, you must be alert about these updates. It is important to download and install these updates to get enhanced security and speed. Read this McAfee Antivirus Support to know the method of checking for the newest updates.
For McAfee Antivirus Security Versions:
Look for the M icon in your device tray. Right tap the M icon, tap on Updates and then point to verify. Depending on your McAfee Antivirus version, you may verify for updates when you right tap the M icon in its place of Updates> Check Now. Click Check for updates to start looking for updates. Alternatively, you can also double-tap the M icon to open the McAfee Security console. In the McAfee Security console, you will have the security and update status of your PC.
Tap on Updates: Currently you will see two options. Check for updates and settings coming on the right hand position. Click the check for updates link and the program will start searching for updates. If you need to work on other things on your PC, click the Run in background button and the McAfee Security console will disappear. You can later on tap on the M icon to see the console. If done, you will see your software programs are up to date message. Tap on the “Done” button to exit the Updates section. If required, restart your PC.
For McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Versions:
Right taps on the M icon and tap Update Now. The McAfee software will start looking for newest virus definitions, software updates, and speed patches. When finished, you will see that all the updates have been properly installed. Close the McAfee VirusScan window. You can also submit to your McAfee Support documentation for assistance on update options in the VirusScan console window.
You can also manually update your McAfee Software. The McAfee update file is referred as DAT file. Open your internet browser. The home page should load up instantly. Type 'download DAT file for McAfee' in Google or Bing search engine and press the Enter button. You will get DAT file download results. Tap on any of the McAfee links and download the file. Save the file and exit the browser window immediately.
When done, search for the file and open it. Click the Run button. Go after the rest of the on-screen steps and end the procedure. When provoked, restart your PC. Your McAfee software will be updated by the newest updates and security patches.
You can also set your McAfee program to download by default updates. It means McAfee will pre defined remember to download and install newest updates without your interference. Right tap on the M icon, click Updates, and point to Configure Now. Tap to select Install the updates automatically and tell me then when the product is updated (suggested). When done, tap the OK button to save and close the changes.