McAfee VirusScan: Additional Tools (Windows)
This page provides links to files you
may need to use before installing or in
conjunction with McAfee VirusScan.
If your computer is infected or if
you can't connect to the Internet,
you can use the links below to
download these files to a CD or flash
drive using an unaffected,
Internet-connected computer. Then,
take the CD or flash drive to your
computer to install the DAT file or
McAfee Super DAT file
Follow these steps to install the
McAfee Super DAT file, which will
update all versions of McAfee VirusScan
on your computer.
- Go to the
McAfee Security Updates page.
(This link will open in a new window
- Click I agree.
- Click the most recent file in the
list that begins with "sdat" (e.g.,
sdat6065.exe—the 4-digit number
will vary from this example). Download
the file to your desktop.
- Double-click the file to run it.
- Scan your computer for viruses
manually (Vista) (7) (8).
Use Stinger if you are trying to
install McAfee VirusScan on an infected
computer. You will not be able to
install McAfee VirusScan until any
viruses and worms are cleared from your
computer using Stinger.
- Go to the
McAfee Free Tools page. (This
link will open in a new window or
- Download McAfee Labs
Stinger to your desktop.
- Double-click the file, then click
Scan Now. Stinger may take
several minutes to complete its scan.
- Once finished, close Stinger.
Last updated 2/14/14