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Level 7

Buffer Overload/freezing up

When i start up my computer it loads normally and then after it gets all booted up, i get a popup from McAfee that says buffer overload. McAfee prevented/blocked it. I hit close. It pops up a few more times and i hit close each time. Then the pop ups stop and my start bar at the bottom freezes. I cannot click anything on the bottom right (clock, mcafee icon, or any other icon) and i cannot click the start button. I hit cnt alt del and restart and the same thing happens. I updated to get the latest threats and then scanned my computer. No threats were  found... so how do i get this to stop bc i cant get anything done and my start button task bar freezes and everything is slow.....

any help is greatly appreciated.


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Level 18

Re: Buffer Overload/freezing up

What version of Windows have you got, and is it fully up to date? Microsoft have fixed a number of buffer overflows lately but McAfee watches for them just in case.

Also, you say you have the latest McAfee updates? Good, but better run a scan or two with other programs to double-check. Start with Malwarebytes Free, that's good for a second opinion.

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Level 20

Re: Buffer Overload/freezing up

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Is this the same issue?

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