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McAfee users beware of TODAYS update

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Terry R., Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589

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  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote in message
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    > Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    > http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >
    > Terry R.
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    Anyone still using CrapAfee deserves whatever they get!
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  3. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote:
    >
    > Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    > http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >
    > Terry R.


    I wonder if this 5958.dat file issue (released on 4/21) is only for
    workstations using McAfee's VSE 8.7 and Windows XP?

    Or if it was impacting individual users running WinXP with McAfee Security
    Center.

    Fortunately, when I checked my dat file it was 5959.dat.
     
  4. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 4/22/2010 12:09 AM On a whim, Michael T pounded out on the keyboard

    > "Terry R."<F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote:
    >> Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    >> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >>
    >> Terry R.

    >
    > I wonder if this 5958.dat file issue (released on 4/21) is only for
    > workstations using McAfee's VSE 8.7 and Windows XP?
    >
    > Or if it was impacting individual users running WinXP with McAfee Security
    > Center.
    >
    > Fortunately, when I checked my dat file it was 5959.dat.
    >
    >


    No, it affects all workstations according to the article.


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  5. skeeterh3

    skeeterh3 Flightless Bird

    Dat version 5959 which is latest update (4/22) does not effect individual
    users. At least it didn't on my machine. BTW, McAfee sent home users an
    e-mail this morning advising them to update to dat 5959.

    Al H.

    "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote in message
    news:eXESIKk4KHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > On 4/22/2010 12:09 AM On a whim, Michael T pounded out on the keyboard
    >
    >> "Terry R."<F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote:
    >>> Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    >>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >>>
    >>> Terry R.

    >>
    >> I wonder if this 5958.dat file issue (released on 4/21) is only for
    >> workstations using McAfee's VSE 8.7 and Windows XP?
    >>
    >> Or if it was impacting individual users running WinXP with McAfee
    >> Security
    >> Center.
    >>
    >> Fortunately, when I checked my dat file it was 5959.dat.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > No, it affects all workstations according to the article.
    >
    >
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  6. Special Agent Carlo

    Special Agent Carlo Flightless Bird

    There's another error of McAfee that must be investigated. This is deleting
    smss.exe that cause a blue screen after reboot. We run our special software
    and boot from it and one of our scanner is McAfee and it always find this
    file a generic ab.downloader trojan. Our agents including me is having
    problems with this which we need to copy one from a working XP computer.
    Blue screen says: SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED.

    "skeeterh3" wrote:

    > Dat version 5959 which is latest update (4/22) does not effect individual
    > users. At least it didn't on my machine. BTW, McAfee sent home users an
    > e-mail this morning advising them to update to dat 5959.
    >
    > Al H.
    >
    > "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote in message
    > news:eXESIKk4KHA.4156@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > On 4/22/2010 12:09 AM On a whim, Michael T pounded out on the keyboard
    > >
    > >> "Terry R."<F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com> wrote:
    > >>> Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    > >>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    > >>>
    > >>> Terry R.
    > >>
    > >> I wonder if this 5958.dat file issue (released on 4/21) is only for
    > >> workstations using McAfee's VSE 8.7 and Windows XP?
    > >>
    > >> Or if it was impacting individual users running WinXP with McAfee
    > >> Security
    > >> Center.
    > >>
    > >> Fortunately, when I checked my dat file it was 5959.dat.
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > No, it affects all workstations according to the article.
    > >
    > >
    > > Terry R.
    > > --
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    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Is the file in question (SMSS.EXE) located in...

    C:/Windows\msagent\system <=this folder

    or...

    C:/Windows\System32 <=this folder

    on the WinXP (SP3?) computer?

    cf. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/smss.exe-9920.html


    Special Agent Carlo wrote:
    > There's another error of McAfee that must be investigated. This is
    > deleting
    > smss.exe that cause a blue screen after reboot. We run our special
    > software
    > and boot from it and one of our scanner is McAfee and it always find this
    > file a generic ab.downloader trojan. Our agents including me is having
    > problems with this which we need to copy one from a working XP computer.
    > Blue screen says: SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED.

    <snip hijacked thread>
     
  8. catatonic-state@today.com

    catatonic-state@today.com Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:21:33 -0700, "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com>
    wrote:

    >Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    >http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >
    >Terry R.


    I hate McAfee.....

    Be wise, get rid of the POS.
     
  9. Michael T

    Michael T Flightless Bird

    <catatonic-state@today.com> wrote:
    >
    > I hate McAfee.....
    >
    > Be wise, get rid of the POS.
    >


    Or, conversely you might say, "Your mileage may vary."

    On my computer McAfee Security Center has blocked a half-dozen viruses in
    2010 alone.

    So if my PC takes a slight performance hit, no problemo.

    Michael T.
    Senior Software Engineer
     
  10. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    catatonic-state@today.com wrote:

    >On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:21:33 -0700, "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com>
    >wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    >>http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >>
    >>Terry R.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >I hate McAfee.....
    >
    >
    >
    >

    That is what people keep saying about Microsoft but they still keep
    using Microsoft products. There is nothing wrong with McAfee; It is
    the people hating it are completely stupid. I am sing McAfee on some
    machines and not seen any problems thus far.

    hth





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  11. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 4/27/2010 7:29 PM On a whim, LD5SZRA pounded out on the keyboard

    > catatonic-state@today.com wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:21:33 -0700, "Terry R."<F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    >>> http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >>>
    >>> Terry R.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I hate McAfee.....
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > That is what people keep saying about Microsoft but they still keep
    > using Microsoft products. There is nothing wrong with McAfee; It is
    > the people hating it are completely stupid. I am sing McAfee on some
    > machines and not seen any problems thus far.
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >


    McAfee has admitted to their errors. No need to be a fan boy. Not that
    any software manufacturer doesn't have its issues. But when a program
    renders Windows useless, that's a step above the "norm".



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  12. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 4/27/2010 6:18 PM On a whim, Michael T pounded out on the keyboard

    > <catatonic-state@today.com> wrote:
    >> I hate McAfee.....
    >>
    >> Be wise, get rid of the POS.
    >>

    >
    > Or, conversely you might say, "Your mileage may vary."
    >
    > On my computer McAfee Security Center has blocked a half-dozen viruses in
    > 2010 alone.
    >
    > So if my PC takes a slight performance hit, no problemo.
    >
    > Michael T.
    > Senior Software Engineer
    >
    >
    >
    >


    A performance hit is one thing. To cause Windows not to boot, that's
    another. I would think a SSE would know that.


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  13. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    Fact is that was last Wednesday's update in the am by the night time MacAfee
    had relised a fixed patch update for that day .
    why are you complaining about a one day problem over a week ago.


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    <catatonic-state@today.com> wrote in message
    news:2muet5tr0p040grdegrnsnmlh0qujitpv4@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:21:33 -0700, "Terry R." <F1Com@NOSPAMpobox.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Nothing like deleting Windows system files to start your day...
    >>http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=2003&tag=nl.e589
    >>
    >>Terry R.

    >
    > I hate McAfee.....
    >
    > Be wise, get rid of the POS.
    >
     

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