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i just want to ask if McAfee Total Protection needs SDAT's like the other versions before? I'm thinking if I should try out this version. And what are your comments on this Anti-virus.

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From their FAQ:

What types of updates does the Total Protection Service automatically provide?

An update may contain one or more of the following:

  • Daily virus definition (DAT) files: Signatures for existing and new viruses and new security-risked spyware.
  • Agent updates: Software changes to address a known issue or add a new scanning feature.
  • Policy changes: Custom policies that apply to a group of computers (for example, scheduling an on-demand scan).

So I suppose the answer to your question is Yes, it still needs DAT files.

BTW, I suppose you mean DAT-files in stead of SDAT's? (SDAT stands for SuperDAT which is actually the utility that updates the DAT files.)

I cannot really comment on this new product, as I haven't used it before (Actually this post brought it to my attention ;-).
I do know standard McAfee crap-ware (I have to deal with its inefficiencies on a daily basis). And as a general rule of thumb: there's only one anti-virus software that is worse than McAfee's, and that's Norton's (IMHO).

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Thank you very much for your informative reply! :D Instead of arguing with me that i want a discussion. ^_^ Well..i agree with you there, i nver liked norton! Since 8 years ago!! Although, have you tried Microsoft's Anti-virus? –  Midori Oct 8 '09 at 13:43
@Midori: You're welcome :) and nope, I haven't tried Microsoft's anti-virus. I'm actually quite anti-anti-virus ;-) Here at work I have no choice. McAfee is mandatory. If one would force me to install something at home, it would be clamwin.com. –  fretje Oct 8 '09 at 14:53
@Midori: see also superuser.com/questions/2/free-antivirus-solutions-for-windows (feel free to upvote me btw ;-) –  fretje Oct 8 '09 at 14:55

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