AntiVirus update without internet access.

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Hi,

I have been tasked with finding an antivirus software product for a
windows XP Pro PC which is acting as a server in an industrial
automation system.

This server doesn't have an internet connection, but the customer
wants it to be regularly updated with the latest antivirus
definitions.

So, does any antivirus product (Norton, AVG, McAfee, etc) provide such
a facility?

Ideally, the solution will be:
1) Finding a way to download an update from a PC which 'is' connected
to the internet.
2) Then copy the update file to the server using USB memory stick, and
putting the update file in a specific directory on the server.
3) The servers antivirus program picks up the update definition file
and does the upgrade.

So, can this be done?

Any advice appreciated.

Rgards


Re: AntiVirus update without internet access.


| Hi,
|
| I have been tasked with finding an antivirus software product for a
| windows XP Pro PC which is acting as a server in an industrial
| automation system.
|
| This server doesn't have an internet connection, but the customer
| wants it to be regularly updated with the latest antivirus
| definitions.
|
| So, does any antivirus product (Norton, AVG, McAfee, etc) provide such
| a facility?
|
| Ideally, the solution will be:
| 1) Finding a way to download an update from a PC which 'is' connected
| to the internet.
| 2) Then copy the update file to the server using USB memory stick, and
| putting the update file in a specific directory on the server.
| 3) The servers antivirus program picks up the update definition file
| and does the upgrade.
|
| So, can this be done?
|
| Any advice appreciated.
|
| Rgards

McAfee produces EXE files that will update the signature and/or the Signatures
and engine.
The file is called a SuperDAT.

http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: AntiVirus update without internet access.

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I suppose you didn't look yourself, because most antivirus
producers provide a downloadable off-line update.

AntiVir
http://www.avira.com/en/support/vdf_update.html

McAfee
http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp?region=us&segment=smb
(click on "I Agree")

Norton (yeck)
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/download.html
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/AVDEFS/norton_antivirus /

AVG
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Anti-Virus_Updates_d4478.html

Avast
http://www.majorgeeks.com/avast_Virus_Definitions_d5150.html

and maybe you can look here to find more:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads29.html

 ;-)

--
Fred Wening (NL)



Re: AntiVirus update without internet access.

fredw@ninmule.invalid says...
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http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp?region=us&segment=smb
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Not much to add to that!
Except, maybe:
Fopr Sophos, you can dl the latest IDE set from their site and just unzip it to
the Sophos
installation folder. Then you should stop and restart the on-access scanner, so
it recognises
the new IDEs.
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If you don't want them someone else may

Re: AntiVirus update without internet access.

In article <1175614860.362491.196660
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Does it have a connection the the local LAN, though?
We have some mahcines here that can see our LAN but not the internet, so they
get
updates from a local machine that _can_ see the internet. This is using McAfee,
I have a
win2003 server set up as a McAfee Update Repository.



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If you don't want them someone else may

Re: AntiVirus update without internet access.

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Yes, there is a local lan. But no computer on the lan is connected to
the internet. Your suggestion is interesting though. I didn't know
that one computer connected to the internet to act as a local server
to update other internal PCs.
However, this is not an option for me in this case.
All I can do is drop a file onto a directory on the server. The only
network access I have to this PC is through the mapped network drive
method.
I think I may have to manually download the update file to a PC which
is connected to the internet. Then copy that to my USB memory stick.
Then transfer that to a PC on the internal LAN and copy it to the
folder of the remote server. I may need to create a scheduled task to
run a program which will do the antivirus update from the actual
server.

Thanks.
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