The Son of the last of a long line of thinkers. (delascabezas) wrote,
The Son of the last of a long line of thinkers.

McAfee Antivirus Bug Fix for SVCHOST.EXE Quarantine

Added updated .dat file from McAfee to a keydrive, so it can be moved to c:\program files\common files\mcafee\engine. If machine is stuck in "no taskbar" mode, that is because svchost.exe has already been quarantined. If you right-click on the mini-taskbar, you can open taskmanager, then open a command shell by creating a new task, then typing "cmd" (sans quotes) in the popup prompt. Once you have a command window, you can xcopy the .dat file. Reboot the pc.

Copy the file svchost.exe out of this zip file to a key drive. You can then copy it to c:\windows\system32. Reboot and you should be OK.

If you are on xp sp2 or greater, you should be able to tab-complete paths for your xcopy command. THis means you start typing, then hit the "Tab" key on your keyboard, to help autocomplete the path/filename you are looking for. if you don't have tab, remember to put your path for c:\program files\... in quotes, since windows can't execute a command that has a space in it without them being wrapped in " ".

If you don't know xcopy, here is a fast man page.

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