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Windows 7: McAfee Anti-Virus Error

08 Nov 2010   #1
Sonic Order

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
McAfee Anti-Virus Error

I was using my computer when McAfee Anti-Virus upgraded itself automatically. Unfortunately, it malfunctioned and caused Internet Explorer to crash. When IE continued to crash now and then, I suspected that McAfee was causing it, so I reinstalled McAfee and IE is working fine now. However, I got the following error from Action Center before reinstalling McAfee. The computer seems to be working fine now, although I can't see some images on websites such as Google Streetview. Please help.

Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell WWAN\WMCore\mini_WMCore.exe
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: mini_WMCore.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4b0e5dd8
Fault Module Name: unknown
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 6153



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08 Nov 2010   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Your best first option at this time is to uninstall McAfee and use one of the free AV's, I prefer Microsoft Security Essentials but there are others.

Ken
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08 Nov 2010   #3
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sonic Order View Post
I was using my computer when McAfee Anti-Virus upgraded itself automatically. Unfortunately, it malfunctioned and caused Internet Explorer to crash. When IE continued to crash now and then, I suspected that McAfee was causing it, so I reinstalled McAfee and IE is working fine now. However, I got the following error from Action Center before reinstalling McAfee. The computer seems to be working fine now, although I can't see some images on websites such as Google Streetview. Please help.

Description
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell WWAN\WMCore\mini_WMCore.exe
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: mini_WMCore.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4b0e5dd8
Fault Module Name: unknown
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 6153
McAfee has a very bad reputation on Win7 systems
Remove it and use MSE
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08 Nov 2010   #4
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I bought my new laptop thursday, and it had McAfee on it. I uninstalled it and put Avast. Should I wish to MSE?
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08 Nov 2010   #5
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That's clearly your matter of choice.
I use Avast for over 2 years now on 4 PCs without any problems at all. (besides the occasional false positive)
If at one point you feel like it's not the program for you, uninstall it and switch to MSE.
Both shouldn't give you any grieve unlike McAfee/Symantec.

-DG
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08 Nov 2010   #6
Sonic Order

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Does anyone what C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell WWAN\WMCore\mini_WMCore.exe
is?
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08 Nov 2010   #7
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That is apparently the Dell Wireless Driver

I'm going on a limb here but to me it looks like McAfee stopped the driver to connect to somewhere and the driver's response was a crash.
Hard to say if McAfee stopped it because it was a bogus connection or because it's installation/upgrade failed.
If you want to stick with McAfee use their tool do uninstall it completely before you re install the new version.

How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

-DG
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08 Nov 2010   #8
Sonic Order

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used McAfee's removal tool and reinstalled the Anti-Virus software. If C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell WWAN\WMCore\mini_WMCore.exe is a wireless driver, which one is it on Dell's website? If it crashed, do I need to reinstall the driver as well?
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08 Nov 2010   #9
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

your Dell Driver you should find here:
Dell - Drivers and Downloads
enter your Service Tag for easier selection.

You can try the one installed first. Chances are, now that your McAfee works correctly, it will do as it should.
In case it crashes again, you could still get it from that Dell Site

-DG
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08 Nov 2010   #10
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HonorGamer View Post
I bought my new laptop thursday, and it had McAfee on it. I uninstalled it and put Avast. Should I wish to MSE?

Avast webshield stole about 70% of my bandwidth and it's detection rate is below both MSE and Avira AV

AV-Test.org Tests of Anti-Virus- and Security-Software
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