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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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I have received a couple phone calls on my cell phone from DINZ. Unfortunately the calls have come at times when I am not near my computer, or am unable to take time to work on this with them. So we keep arranging for additional phone calls.

At any rate, I set up another time for DINZ to call me (Monday at 8pm). From his explanation, it seemed that at that time, DINZ intends to take control of my PC, and experiment a bit. I explained that I don't want that. What I want is a fix when the fix is ready. I do not want my PC to be a "lab rat" in the ongoing learning exercise, or trial and error process of learning how to fix the problem. Heck, they make it worse!

DINZ says OK, he understands but that he'll still call me Monday at 8pm.

HUH?

I re-explained that I don't want the Monday 8pm appointment because it was characterized as an experiment rather than a fix.

DINZ then responds that he'll call me with the fix instead, still on Monday at 8pm. So they have a fix? Or will have a fix by Monday? Or am I going to just have someone tinker around and perhaps mess things up worse?

This is not exactly a process that has built great confidence to me.

Then today I received another call from someone else on my home landline phone wanting me to go to my PC, turn it on, and give them control to see if they can figure out out what is happening.

So if that's what this different person wanted to do today, then there is no fix as of today. Further, whoever called today, on a different number, seemingly didn't know that DINZ has been working with me, and that we have a time set up for Monday at 8pm. Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

At this point, no one will be taking control of  my PC. Tell me the fix, step by step, when it's ready, and I'll do it.

Frustrated.

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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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I have asked what is happening.

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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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The last time I had these 64008-warnings on shut down was on 15-Sep.

Do other people have the same or a similar experience?

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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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Same here. 14th Sept in my case.

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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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I see some people not having the 64008-warnings anymore since some time:

krisser65     ?

georgieb     18-Sep

gvr39     15-Sep

epsilon     14-Sep

Concidence?

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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I still had it as of 23-Sep (last time I was on my pc), but I haven't received the newest build. Sounds like you all are up to SecurityCenter 11.0.586 or whatever the new one is that addresses the file property issues (other popular thread on the forum). I've always felt the two were connected in some way because real-time scanning seems to make Windows think files are being modified.

When I receive the update, which I believe it's queued up now, I'll provide an update on whether the issue (along with the winlogon activity) still occurs.

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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Hi everyone - I have been seeing all the messages here in my eMail notifications.

All three (3) of my XP systems have stopped with the WFP activity (9/22, 9/11, 9/13)

Only one of the systems (XP HOME) had the WFP popup dialogs, and the other 2 just had the 64008 shutdown messages.

Here is the current state of the systems

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DESKTOP (had WFP dialogs)

Last WFP 64008 shutdown 9/20/2011

Last WFP Dialog 9/22/2011

Dell XPS 410

Win XP Media Center Edition, Ver 2002, SP 3

Dell Dimension DXP061

Intel Core 2 CPU, 6600 @ 2.40 GHz, 2.39 GHz

3.0 Gb RAM, 926 Gb Disk Drive

Current McAfee:

McAfee Security Center

Ver 11.0

Build 11.0.608

Affid 716

Lang en-us

Last Update 08/26/11

McAfee VirusScan

Version 15.0

Build 15.0.291

Last Update 09/28/2011

DAT 6482

Dat Date 9/27/11

Boot DAT Ver 6464.0000

Boot DAT Date 9/19/2011

Engine 5400.1158

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DESKTOP (never had WFP dialogs)

Last WFP 64008 shutdown 9/11/2011

Dell Dimension 4700

Win XP Professional, Ver 2002, SP 3

Dell Dimension DIM4700

Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 3.40 GHz, 3.39 Ghz

3.25 Gb RAM, 70 Gb Disk Drive

Current McAfee:

McAfee Security Center

Ver 11.0

Build 11.0.608

Affid 716

Lang en-us

Last Update 9/22/11

McAfee VirusScan

Version 15.0

Build 15.0.291

Last Update 09/28/2011

DAT 6483

Dat Date 9/28/11

Boot DAT Ver 6474.0000

Boot DAT Date 9/19/2011

Engine 5400.1158

 

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LAPTOP  (never had WFP dialogs)

Last WFP 64008 shutdown 9/13/2011

Dell Inspiron B130

Win XP Home Edition, Ver 2002, SP 3

Dell Inspiron ME051

Intel Celeron M CPU, 1.60 GHz, 1.60 Ghz

1.99 Gb RAM, 52.4 Gb Disk Drive

Current McAfee:

McAfee Security Center

Ver 11.0

Build 11.0.608

Affid 716

Lang en-us

Last Update 9/23/11

McAfee VirusScan

Version 15.0

Build 15.0.291

Last Update 09/28/2011

DAT 6482

Dat Date 9/27/11

Boot DAT Ver 6474.0000

Boot DAT Date 9/19/2011

Engine 5400.1158

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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Sorry  - details for last post - the summary at top is not right.  The details for the systems are correct

The Desktop XP Media Center was the one with WFP dialogs

The Laptop XP Home never had WFP dialogs, only 64008 shutdown

The Desktop XP Pro never had WFP dialogs, only 64008 shutdown

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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My McAfee software has now updated to the same version of yours... SecurityCenter build 11.0.608. No WFP warnings. Winlogon.exe seems to be acting normal like before this fiasco started. Going to run MBAM and see if winlogon.exe responds to it at all like it did before. I'm pretty sure this is clear evidence something with McAfee's file property problem was triggering the whole WFP/winlogon.exe issue. Too bad this was accidental. I hope someone continues to investigate to find the real cause so it does not happen again.

Updated: MBAM didn't trigger winlogon.exe activity. However, that still doesn't answer the question of why 19 GB of disk space disappeared during all of the WFP activity that McAfee triggered. I can only assume it was backing up all of those dllcache files to the System Restore archive on the disk. Would be nice if someone from McAfee explained the full cause and effect of this software issue that led to many customers leaving the product and frustrating a number of others for months.

Message was edited by: yippeekaiyay on 9/30/11 11:05:31 PM CDT

Update 2: I will continue to monitor to see if any of the svchost warnings appear that other people have reported since the 64008s disappeared. So far, none.

Message was edited by: yippeekaiyay on 9/30/11 11:06:35 PM CDT
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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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With some users reporting updates apparently without problems I decided to see if I would be similarly lucky. On previous occasions I had suffered the 4 bit resolution problem (nVidia) from which I had recovered with System Restore. So today I allowed updates to go ahead and surprisingly I did not receive SC version 11 but was allowed to stay on version 10. I now have SC 10.5.247 with VS 14.5.130 (dat 6491) and the machine is working fine. I wonder why I wasn't pushed up to version 11? Is McAfee detecting potential problem machines and not downloading 11? I would have thought that this far into a new build rollout all servers would by now be delivering the latest build. Anyone any thoughts?

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