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8.5.0i Various Errors, McShield paused.


I'm getting the following errors and the McShield service keeps staying in a paused state.

Event ID 5022:

MCSCAN32 Engine Initialisation failed. Engine returned error : 8

Event ID: 5004

Could not contact Filter Driver.
Error = 0x2 : The system cannot find the file specified.

Event ID: 7000

The McAfee Inc. service failed to start due to the following error:
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

I have removed McAfee Enterprise and the Agent using Add/Remove Programs and frminst/forceuninstall, and then used the mcpr.exe tool to get rid of anything left over.

I have rebooted, used ccleaner and deleted all mcafee files from program files etc. But it just won't work. Everytime I reinstall, Access Protection is automatically disabled, buffer overflow is disabled and so is on-access scanner. This is BEFORE installing the agent.

Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do?

I checked the drivers were all installed and that their path names were fully entered in the registry.

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RE: 8.5.0i Various Errors, McShield paused.


1. mcpr.exe is for removing RETAIL VERSIONS of McAfee ONLY.. It does nothing for the corporate Enterprise versions of McAfee VirusScan.

2. Please tell us the version of your Enterprise VirusScan program.. In order to completely remove the corporate version, please follow the manual removal instructions in the appropriate link below:

Manual Uninstall of Virus Scan Enterprise 8.0i

Manual Uninstall Of Virus Scan Enterprise 8.5i

How to Manually Uninstall McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i

3. Since you may have malware on your machine, please run the ESET free scanner at the link below:

ESET Online Scanner - Requires an Internet Connection

Once you're sure the computer is free from ALL previous antivirus programs AND free from all malware, then try reinstalling McAfee again.

Hope this helps.


RE: 8.5.0i Various Errors, McShield paused.

Hi Grif,

Thanks for that. It is version 8.5.0i I am using.

I did the manual uninstall as instructed, and also the malware scan which came up clean.

Still not working.

Two more things which I forgot to mention... The Framework service does not install during setup, I can install the framework service using the downloaded package from ePO and that will then run okay.

The mcshield service will not restart from paused, giving this error every time:
Could not stop the McAfee McShield service on Local Computer

Error 5: Access is Denied

The service is running on local system account.

Any more ideas....?


Problem found!

This machine was built by someone else.... and.. the TEMP drive was set to y:\temp. - The Y drive no longer exists so that was what was causing the problem! I switched the temp to the C drive and the install worked fine.

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