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McAfee Kills SVCHost.exe, Sets Off Reboot Loops For Win XP, Win 2000

April 21st, 2010 04:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Kohenkatz writes “A McAfee Update today (DAT 5958) incorrectly identifies svchost.exe, a critical Windows executable, as a virus and tries to remove it, causing endless reboot loops.”

Reader jswackh adds this terse description: “So far the fixes are sneakernet only. An IT person will have to touch all affected PCs. Reports say that it quarantines SVCHOST. [Affected computers] have no network access, and missing are taskbar/icons/etc. Basically non-functioning. Windows 7 seems to be unaffected.”

Source: McAfee Kills SVCHost.exe, Sets Off Reboot Loops For Win XP, Win 2000

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