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Re: McSvHost.exe McAfee Service Host has encountered a problem and must close

dc2sd,

I'm keeping my cyber-fingers crossed.  I turned off netguard early yesterday and I have had no problems since.

I continue scratching my head in bewilderment and a little frustration.

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Re: McSvHost.exe McAfee Service Host has encountered a problem and must close

Update: Since turning off Netguard, I haven't had an error or had to restart my IE browser for two days now - Looks like this temp fix works!!

Re: McSvHost.exe McAfee Service Host has encountered a problem and must close

if i turn off netguard, is it going to affect the security of my computer?  that's the only thing i haven't tried; i'm willing to try it but only if i am guaranteed i'm not going to infect my computer somehow.   i've tried everything else, and it hasn't worked.  if i do this, and it works for now,fine..  my husband is ready to find new protection because he is beyond furious with this... 

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As long as you run siteadvisor and follow its suggestions disabling netguard is not a big deal as both use trusted source ratings. Using both is better but this disabling is supported by the techs. There is a fix waiting release it is being held up as they need to add a fix for the Internet blocking to the patch. This is of course if they find 1. We mods will try to get them to expedite the release as this has gone on long enough.

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I run a new HP Pavilions Laptop; 64 bit, Windows 7 OS.  I am not tech smart by any means.  Since I already pay a small fortune to my ISP, I decided to use their McAfee Suite which is included for their customers.  After unwrapping my new laptop and installing the Suite through their website, I encountered multiple warnings per day regarding the McAfee Service Host.

I did everything that I could find in this forum to correct the problem.  I hit "send info to Microsoft" each and every time the pop up box appeared.  It was annoying and honestly I'm not sure exactly what other problems I encountered with my laptop that were directly related to this issue.

I used the online customer service chat and they insisted I contact my ISP since I was obtaining the McAfee product through them.  I contacted my ISP and they insisted that I contact McAfee.  After months of just plain old nothing from either ISP or McAfee, I resolved the issue myself.

It's obvious just how long it takes this company to do anything despite the overabundance of info customers have sent in, and the many requests for addtional info McAfee still asks for.  Like I said - I am not even close to a tech expert, but I mean whats up with getting a fix on it?

My solution?  I bought ESET NOD32 and once I removed my ISP's Suite and installed ESET...the problems have all vanished entirely!  Haven't had so much as a beep, gurgle or flashing warning sign since.

Reminds me of that old saying "just because it's free doesn't mean it's quality".

Best $33 I ever spent.

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@dc2sd : Your ISP, I feel, was right and whoever you were dealing with via online chat was wrong. It's a McAfee-related problem, so McAfee should have dealt with it. Whatever happened to the concept of taking ownership of a problem? So now you're running another product and no problems at all? Well, that's too bad for McAfee I guess. A pity you didn't find the customer forums earlier.

Good luck with Nod32. It has its drawbacks too, or so I'm told. But if it works for you ...

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No doubt that ESET (and all of the other brands) has it's problems and bugs.  I did try everything I found here in the Forums to correct the problem (i.e. Netguard, Site Advisor etc...) but nothing seemed to work.  After the Cust. Svc. rep told me to contact my ISP and they told me to contact McAfee I gave up.  So I did try all the fixes I could find here.

Thanks for your time.

DC2SD

Re: McSvHost.exe McAfee Service Host has encountered a problem and must close

I am have ing the same issue with this error but my version of McAfee doens't have Netguard I don't think.

Can you please take a look at my screen shot and let me know what you think?

McAfee error.bmp

Thank you,

Mindy

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Yes it does have netguard open the Security Centre and then the firewall in Web and email protection. The netguard settings are at the bottom of the list.

There is a fix coming but it is being help up as part of the patch has issues . Disabling netguard for a couple of weeks is oK to do if you still have Siteadvisor installed.

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Thanks, Tony!