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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 MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-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

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Re: McAfee Users On Windows XP Need To Read This One

Thats why when someone shows me their PC and it has McAfee Anti-Virus or Norton ! I tell them I need to delete those programs first ! If they say No I tell them they are SOL to find someone else to help them ! I dont support Shotty Antivirus software so I recommend NOD32 & AVG for a free one ! Avast! is not too bad either !

McAfee & Norton has always sucked that why the market gives it away on all new laptops, Some people say they like one or the other , but the fact is they really dont understand how they work if they say that ! I bet you uninstall either one and put AVG or Avast! on the system instead (explain to them they are free) The run CCleaner and show them the performance difference they will be Shocked ! Truely Shocked !

ONE MORE NOTE: Some people think more is better not when it come to antivirus software NEVER install more than one antivirus software they will not work in pairs !

Now you can install spyware, MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware and antivirus software ( depending on the programs ) in 99% of cases and have no problems at all.

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Re: McAfee Users On Windows XP Need To Read This One
Jayson Krause wrote:

McAfee & Norton has always sucked that why the market gives it away on all new laptops,

They don't give it away the companies PAY the computer manufactures to put it on the computers (pc, laptops and netbooks). Manufactures love it because it offsets the selling price. The lower the price the more they sell. I don't care for Norton of McAfee either. I'm a fan of NOD32

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Re: McAfee Users On Windows XP Need To Read This One

Thats what I meant , But its free to the person buying the computer!

Adobe used to do the same thing on Apple computer untill, untill apple decided they wanted it on all then it just became a standard apple product untill they had their dispute the bad thing is they did that right before the iPhone was made thats why iPhone doesn't support flash video ! Apple has made claims to eventually have a better way to play flash but has been unseen as far as I know !

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