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Windows 7: McAfee Antivirus Update Causes Problems for Home/Enterprise Customers


21 Aug 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
McAfee Antivirus Update Causes Problems for Home/Enterprise Customers

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A buggy update released Friday by security vendor McAfee for its consumer and enterprise antivirus products, left the computers of its customers unprotected and, in some cases, unable to access the Internet.

The incident affected both home and business users, some of whom were still trying to sort out the problems caused by the updates on Monday and Tuesday, according to messages posted on McAfee's community forums and Facebook page.

The problems were introduced by McAfee updates DAT 6807, released on Friday, and the subsequent DAT 6808, depending on which product was used.

After installing these updates some home users started encountering errors when accessing the McAfee Security Center console, which prevented them from performing any action inside the program. Other users experienced a loss of Internet connection on their computers.
Read more at:
McAfee Antivirus Update Causes Problems for Home and Enterprise Customers | PCWorld Business Center


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21 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

IMO MucAfee is one of the worst infections we deal with here.

The only way it works well is uninstalled.

It's been a natural evolution on the other end of the spectrum to near unanimity on Microsoft Security Essentials with the Windows 7 firewall. Once Avast bloated (and gadgeted) up it was dropped from recommendations seen here within six months.
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21 Aug 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Never liked McAfee. Had so much problems with it for so long. They still haven't fixed these solid white windows, even if it's a brand new computer. They're like the number one Blue Screen causer. If people pay for something they should definitely have something in return.

McAfee isn't quite there.

Best Regards,
Frederik.
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31 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
IMO MucAfee is one of the worst infections we deal with here.

The only way it works well is uninstalled.

It's been a natural evolution on the other end of the spectrum to near unanimity on Microsoft Security Essentials with the Windows 7 firewall. Once Avast bloated (and gadgeted) up it was dropped from recommendations seen here within six months.
I heard that Greg, I've had no less than 30 people in the networking section with the no DNS access problem, all thanks to McAfee.

In some cases even McAfee's so called "Fix" did not fix the issue.
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31 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
IMO MucAfee is one of the worst infections we deal with here.

The only way it works well is uninstalled.

It's been a natural evolution on the other end of the spectrum to near unanimity on Microsoft Security Essentials with the Windows 7 firewall. Once Avast bloated (and gadgeted) up it was dropped from recommendations seen here within six months.
With ATT I get a free subscription to Mcafee and I am using Microsoft Security Essentials, enough said.
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31 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Like a boss, Rich.
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31 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Found this interesting. The tech in the station next to me literally just resolved an internet connectivity issue deemed related to McAfee yesterday. Uninstalled McAfee, problem went away.
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31 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
Found this interesting. The tech in the station next to me literally just resolved an internet connectivity issue deemed related to McAfee yesterday. Uninstalled McAfee, problem went away.
I stop Using McAfee the moment AOL gave it out for free because it would be more problems that aol took it over and i felt the security would be compramised due to how many people

Choose to hack AOL so with that being said I find it hard that people still use it
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31 Aug 2012   #9

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I've had nothing but bad encounters with McFubar.
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31 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

McAfee is malware. I thought when Intel bought them in Aug of 2010 they would fix the problems McAfee was having. Well that didn't happen. Intel's attitude of getting things done and done correctly does not seam to have crossed over to the McAfee corporation.
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