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A McAfee Oops!

Discussion in 'General Security' started by GoJoAGoGo, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. GoJoAGoGo

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    Today McAfee released an antivirus update that many Windows XP users wish they never installed. Read about it in this ZDNet article:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589

    Edit: Sorry, I just noticed agymof started a thread about this. :eek:
     
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    LOL... poor guy who fouled that one up.

    You'd think they would test these definitions before releasing them....


    Here's a quick resolution to the problem for anyone seeing this:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic311599.html


    It involves copying over a copy of svchost from the dllcache to %system% from the recovery console.


    EDIT*
    See here as well for a more complete resolution:
    http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8656
     
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