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Master Geek
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Topic # 60218 22-Apr-2010 11:00
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http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201016/5538/McAfee-update-causes-havoc-across-the-U-S

Check it out - More than just a US issue - Affecting comoputers on our corporate network as well

Temp Fix here - https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?elq_mid=2363&elq_cid=571141&page=content&id=KB68780

Let me know if anyone else is experiencing any problems

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  Reply # 321671 22-Apr-2010 13:50
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I've been following the news this morning but luckily I don't have any clients on McAfee. I heard that TVNZ had several hundred machines affected by this and I heard anecdotal reports (via Engadget) of US companies with tens of thousands of computers down. Sounds like the fix for affected computers is to visit each one, boot into safe mode, restore the svchost.exe file and update the DAT file. Calling this a major disruption doesn't do it justice!

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  Reply # 321679 22-Apr-2010 14:04
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I doubt New Zealand news would've mentioned it so much
had it not affected TVNZ

No Protection is the best way to go about it :P



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  Reply # 321682 22-Apr-2010 14:06
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Add APN to that list - But not totally affected.

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  Reply # 321867 22-Apr-2010 22:44
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shiroshadows:

No Protection is the best way to go about it :P


That's what she said...

Wouldn't try it in Thailand Tongue out

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  Reply # 321928 23-Apr-2010 08:20
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Well when your good you don't need an anti-virus to delete your viruses for you :P

Besides I found whenever I did get a virus, most anti-virus programs couldn't
delete it.

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  Reply # 321940 23-Apr-2010 08:55
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Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 321955 23-Apr-2010 09:25
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The guy said in some cases the svchost was deleted but I doubt it could be deleted which would explain the continuous restarts people experienced

McAfee would reboot to "delete on reboot"
But wouldn't be able to delete the file
Then would repeat

Atleast thats what I think lol

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