McAfee update is locking users out of their systems, do not update!

Widespread reports are hitting the web that McAfee Antivirus update is causing major issues with end users PC’s.  Reports are coming in that the “update to Dat 5958” is killing SVCHOST.exe.

As reports are surfacing in our forums and across the web, the issue appears to be widespread and u2_storm is saying that “We have received thousands of reports indicating some issues with McAfee DAT 5958 causing Windows XP SP3 clients to be locked out”.  Currently the only possible solution may be to downgrade your client to 5957 and to restore SVChost.exe.

Twitter has been on fire with users reporting everything from being locked completely out of their system to BSODs occurring every time the program is started.  At this point, do not upgrade your version of McAfee until the issue is resolved. If you are currently experiencing problems, please let us know in the comments. 

Thanks for the tip u2_storm

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