If you are a current user of McAfee Anti-Virus and your operating system is Windows XP then you might want to read this. I guess yesterday they released a new update but well they released it without really testing it. Guess it sent Windows XP users into a Reboot Loop. CLICKY
McAfee perfectly illustrated today why you're supposed to thoroughly test software updates before pushing them out to the general public. Consumers and IT support personnel around the country found themselves in a nightmare situation this afternoon; at best, their Windows XP-based machines simply couldn't connect to a network, but more often than not were stuck in an endless loop of reboots.
The update, labeled 5958, causes McAfee to misidentify svchost.exe (an essential Windows system file) as a piece of Malware and delete it. The official statement from McAfee indicates that the flaw only effects Windows XP machines with SP3, and results in "moderate to significant performance issues." Of course, reports from around the Web indicate this affects systems that are only up to SP2. And calling an endless cycle of reboots a "performance issue" is a bit of an understatement.
If your stuck in the loop now here is the fix: CLICKY