The first change, updated digital certificates included in the DATs, has been in effect since November 8, 2016, and will be included in every subsequent DAT.
The second change (phase 2) will involve dual-signing of xdat.exe and v3_dat.exe files using two digital certificates:
- For the second change, we are providing an opt-in customer evaluation period via http://downloadcenter.mcafee.com/products/mcafee-avert/dats which has been extended until January 30, 2017.
- The planned go-live date for the second change is January, 31 2017.
Impact of these changes
These changes are not expected to impact customers or their installed products, but it is recommended that customers use the DAT Change 2 Evaluation period to test and evaluate this second DAT change before it is deployed to their live environment. This is especially true for customers that use third-party systems/services to download and/or deploy xdat.exe and v3_dat.exe files to their network/clients.
For customers who opt in to evaluate these changes, feedback can be provided to Intel Security via the DAT-Evaluation group in the McAfee Community forums: https://community.mcafee.com/groups/dat-evaluation
To learn more about these changes, why they may occur, and how you can prepare for them, please see KB87709: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB87709