Thursday, April 22, 2010


You may have already heard about this one.

McAfee DAT update 5958 causes a false positive on svchost.exe and under the default configuration DELETES IT!

We got the bulletin this morning and checked our PCs. Looked like we'd dodged a bullet! They were all on 5959 so we'd skipped over the dodgy update. - YES!

Then we got the email from a remote site. 8 PCs wont boot! - NO!

There's a fix but it's very manual as it requires booting each PC and replacing svchost.exe. It could have been so much worse though. Better to repair 8 PCs than hundreds!

Twice in a week we've been owned by our AV product!

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