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jimmymac50 Newcomer 5 posts since
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Dec 3, 2011 1:20 PM

Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

If you read this post and you have the Mcafee Service Host error when using Windows XP can you please sign up and post a message because I believe Mcafee are not taking this error seriously. To my own knowledge this error happened when I had to restart my computer after a Mcafee update around the 13th November. Nothing will happen unless more people register with the Mcafee Community website because Mcafee will only think it is an isolated problem to a few users. So I urge you to come forward and let Mcafee know. Thank you.

  • k3tg Veteran 867 posts since
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    1. Dec 3, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to jimmymac50)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    Please open a service request with Technical Support http://service.mcafee.com/TechSupportHome.aspx?lc=1033&sg=TS

     

    Please post the session number that the Virtual Technician reports for a McAfee tech to have reference to further diagnose this issue. This issue has been reported in the past and they have asked users to work with them to collect logs to troubleshoot the problem.

     

    Would you be willing to work with them?


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  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,338 posts since
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    3. Dec 3, 2011 4:41 PM (in response to jimmymac50)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    Dinz is the 1 wanting logs so Private Message him and put your hand up. Include any current MVT sessions and any support call details.

    https://community.mcafee.com/people/Dinz


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  • herrmannre Newcomer 6 posts since
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    4. Dec 8, 2011 12:18 AM (in response to jimmymac50)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    There is a fix for the McAfee Service Host Error but they are not ready to release it yet.  This is absolute ********, they cause problems that they have to fix.  This is not the first or last time that they have released a dud of an update that has caused computer errors.

  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,338 posts since
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    5. Dec 8, 2011 4:12 AM (in response to herrmannre)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    Who says there is a fix. Dinz is gathering logs to see what is causing this. the issue is not that extensive so I hear so something is triggering this.

     

    2 thoughts

    HP Pc with zumo backup software installed? (also known as HP cloud)?

    disable netguard a feature of the firewall if all works they need to know. Netguard is causing some issues on some installs this could be 1.


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  • jimrockford Newcomer 12 posts since
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    6. Dec 8, 2011 1:38 PM (in response to jimmymac50)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    I have the same problem with McAfee Service Host.  It shuts down due to an error.  This has been happening for several weeks now, and happens almost on a dailty basis.  McAfee Virtual Technician did not fix the problem.

  • Peacekeeper Volunteer Moderator 21,338 posts since
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    7. Dec 8, 2011 2:36 PM (in response to jimrockford)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    I asked above so have Zumo or tried disabling netguard?

    2 thoughts

    HP Pc with zumo backup software installed? (also known as HP cloud)?

    disable netguard a feature of the firewall if all works they need to know. Netguard is causing some issues on some installs this could be 1.

     


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  • gatemi Newcomer 17 posts since
    Dec 9, 2011
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    8. Dec 9, 2011 12:51 PM (in response to jimmymac50)
    Re: Mcafee Service Host Error Windows XP

    I am receiving the exact same error message at least once per day, and I can assure the McAfee moderators and techs that the issue is NOT related to hardware: I have McAfee licenses for five different computers (all running Windows XP with the latest service packs)—one HP laptop with an AMD dual processor, one Macbook (yes, running Windows XP) with an Intel duo-core processor, one iMac (again, running Windows XP) with an Intel duo-core processor, one Gateway laptop with an AMD processor, and one Compaq laptop with an Intel duo-core processor—and the message pops up on ALL of them. I use Firefox 8.x on all of the computers (never IE), and other than Firefox, no two computers have the exact same software installed. In addition, I've seen postings about this error all over your McAfee forums and elsewhere on the internet, and it seems the error is popping up on a wide variety of makes and models of computers, so it is really a waste of time for you to continually requst hardware configurations from users reporting this error, as the problem is obviously not confined to specific computers, processors, or other hardware and is therefore clearly software related.

     

    BTW, the McAfee Service Host error did not start appearing on any of my computers until the recent update that required a complete system reboot, which I believe happened within a week or so prior to the date of this message posting.

     

    I've been a loyal McAfee user since the days of DOS, but this error is making me feel nervous about the security of my computers. Please resolve the issue ASAP!

     

    Message was edited by: gatemi on 12/9/11 12:50:40 PM CST

     

    Message was edited by: gatemi on 12/9/11 12:51:27 PM CST
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