McAfee Virus: McAfee DAT 5958 Reports False Svchost.exe Virus - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 05-07-2010, 04:37 AM
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If you use the McAfee virus scanning software and updated your definition files this morning, you may be seeing a false svchost.exe alert. You do not have to get payday cash advances online to fix the McAfee virus, nevertheless. Instead, McAfee DAT 5958 has already been exchanged by the business, and the issue workaround is relatively simple.



6 a.m. McAfee virus update



On April 21 at 6 a.m., a usual McAfee virus definition update was released with the name DAT 5958. When Windows XP McAfee users downloaded DAT 5958, they got a report that svchost.exe virus was infecting their computer. The file was falsely accused of being a virus, though, it was actually an essential Windows XP operating system file. If users told McAfee to fix the problem, the essential file is deleted and the computer crashes.



McAfee virus already has solutions



As soon as McAfee virus scanner users began reporting the McAfee virus issues, the company jumped into high gear. DAT file 5959 was released within hours, and was made available on the McAfee virus Security Updates page. If your computer did report an svchost.exe virus, but you did nothing, you might just have to update your DAT 5958 to DAT 5959. If you run McAfee virus scanning software, make sure you are running DAT 5959, and keep your virus definitions file - DAT file - up to date.



Solving the McAfee virus problem



If you did quarantine or "fix" the McAfee virus or svchost.exe virus after your McAfee virus scanner updated this morning, then you may want to fix your computer before applying for a low rate personal loan. Your Windows XP computer could quit working or shut down, although presently no true security risks are associated with the McAfee virus. There are full walk throughs of two work arounds for the McAfee virus on the McAfee virus website. If your computer is nevertheless functioning properly, then a McAfee automatic update should install the new DAT file.



Sources



McAfee virus Security Updates page

http://www.McAfee.com/apps/downloads...ent=enterprise

McAfee virus website

http://vil.nai.com/vil/5958_false.htm
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