McAfee Update Thinks Windows XP is a Virus

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knexkid

I'm at the University of Illinois and yesterday all the public computers (which is A LOT by the way) were shut down due to a potential virus....I guess this is why (yes they run McAfee).

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nlopes

Around 20% of our business got hit with this. At HQ it mainly affected
the IT dept. I was at lunch and came back to everyone running around, at that point we still thought it was a virus.

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Josh Rosberg

Our IT department didn't know what was wrong and thought it was the server til I informed them it wasn't.  I'd say i'm not going to be working til friday at the rate they're going.

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evolution76

Live the state of kentucky, and it shut down alot of police and school computers........

 

 

 

 

The Absence of Evidence is not the Evidence of Absence

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JonnyNYK

I have....and so did about 30% of our entire company, worldwide...needless to say I've had to re-explain this issue to about 100 people today so far, and worked overtime to replace those scvhost files with working ones. But this isn't all of the story. This issue caused infinite rebooting. And when the rebooting stopped for a lot of people, it took away thier taskbar and connection to the network. We weren't informed of a fix till 3:30.

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majorsuave

Did not crash my PC. even though it is running XP SP3. But I guess I can thank the IT dept to select a different antivirus. 

Doing software tests so I have to use XP32, there's XP64, Vista 32 and 64 as well as Win7 32/64 all

 

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Cruzg10

To be fair though, it is small price to pay for using Mcaffee. Seriously who uses Mcaffe aside from consumers to lazy to delete the trial version they received with their brand new "win those pea see"?
 

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icebird

McAfee has always been a hack company whose products prove little better than bloatware, and WORSE than worthless time and again.  I think you mean it is THE price you pay for using McAfee.

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BinaryMonkey

We got hit pretty hard by it here, since IT is only slowly transitioning our laptops from XP to Win7.
I'm just glad our lab systems weren't affected, as that would have been a nightmare to clean up.

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JanSolo

Yeah, basically Cisco is down right now because of this issue.  Oops!

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BigC

Some one finally realized that windows was a v***s.

Its about time they realized it.

 

 

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geared

um you guys just got trolled.

 

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TechJunkie

Apple is the virus. Once you purchase anything apple related, you get subliminal messages telling you how great Steve Handjobs is and that porn is bad for you on thier products.

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Caboose

 HAHA you're so funny! Digging up jokes from 10yrs ago!

Your wit is astounding!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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