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Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

Day two with both SiteAdvisor installed and Net Guard enabled, and still no errors.

If anyone wants to experiment,  my suggestion is to try this:

  1. Uninstall SiteAdvisor
  2. Reboot
  3. Disable Net Guard
  4. Reboot
  5. Install SiteAdvisor
  6. Reboot
  7. Enable Net Guard

I've gone from having the error occur up to 9 or 10 times per day, to having no errors for the past two days.

The sequence that I've listed is the exact sequence that I've followed over the past several days, except that

in my case each "Reboot" was really a "Reboot and wait a day or more".

The only difference between this and my "original" install is that originally McAfee (with Net Guard enabled)

had been installed for months before I ever installed SiteAdvisor, and SiteAdvisor was installed WHILE Net

Guard was enabled.

Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

Interesting thanks for the testing. Any 1 else willing to see if that helps. My XP got SA installed with the Mcafee install.

Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 13/04/12 6:17:30 AM
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Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

  Well,  nevermind about the installation order making any difference.   Moments ago I had the error occur again.

Immediately after the error I disabled Net Guard once again.   Then I came here to report....

Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

As I said there is a netguard fix in development wait for that. Best way to go than stress over testing working or not

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Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

Put this on here since there are too many different topics already. So my Total Protection just updated this morning on April 26 to the following:

Security Center Build 11.0.669

Virus Scan Build 15.0.300

Firewall Build 12.0.351

All builds have the April 26th date.


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Good job WS6571, altough the sad end !

By the way, error returned with a McCafee update ? May be only a (dot)dat update.

In my case no errors since SA uninstalled, I'll keep my PC that way.


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Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

Last February I posted the following...

95. Feb 17, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to Peacekeeper)

Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

I have been experiencing the svchost pop-up for months. I followed quite a few of the suggestions here to fix the problem. Some seemed to work for a week or so but the problem always returned. Three weeks ago I uninstalled McAfee SiteAdvisor. No more pop-ups since.

OS Win XP Professional SP3

IE 8.0

McAfee Security Center 11.0

McAfee Virus Scan 15.0

McAfee Personal Firewall 12.0

One solution that seems to work.

It is now April 14, and still no repeat of the error. Also, as reported earlier, I still have NetGuard active.

Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

OK seems SA is the issue for some I have it installed on my XP box and it is not causing issue as far as I see.

They do have a feel for what is causing this issue and need to schedule release of the patch with a scheduled patch download. When this will happens I am not privy to.

Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

The mind boggles. This has been going on for far too long. I do not intend renew McAfee Total Protection when it runs out this May. I'll be going with Microsoft Essentials instead.

Re: McAfee Service Host Problem

If I uninstall SiteAdvisor (which I have already done but original problem still persists) AND Netguard would this compromise my Internet Security ?

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