Schedule a DAT update task

Run the DAT update task at a specified time or at periodic intervals.

Before you begin

You must have created a DAT update task.


  1. Log on to the system as a user with administrator rights.
  2. Navigate to the directory.
    cd /opt/McAfee/ens/tp/bin
  3. View the tasks list to confirm that the DAT update task is created.
    ./mfetpcli --listtasks
  4. Schedule the task.
    ./mfetpcli --scheduletask --index <index_number> --daily --starttime <HH:MM>

Example: Schedule a DAT update task to run every day at 12.45

./mfetpcli --scheduletask --index 3 --daily --starttime 12:45

When you run the command from the /opt/McAfee/ens/tp/bin directory, the software runs the DAT update task everyday at 12:45.