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

I was finally able to make the "McAfee Service Host..." error go away. I believe it's a pernicious problem linked to the "Attack Detection Settings" within the McAfee Total Protection. I noticed all of the types of attacks listed "Denial of Svc." etc. had "No" indicated on the far left. I then changed each one (about 😎 to Yes and the problem went away. Some how the settings were manipulated. I had tried MVT, turned off Net Guard and all the rest w/o luck. It became an every ten minute error message that locked up my old Dell. Give it a try.

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

Well my test XP box has not the issue nor does it have any of those selected. the fix is out in Au now and out on US Tuesday so why go for work around when the fix is about here.

That said any1 else try this as if works will ask tomorrow at our Monday call.

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

I am also having the same issue regularly, am in the US, and if anything the problem has gotten noticeably worse since Tuesday when supposedly a fix was released. The error box pops up multiple times an hour, and after I send the error report I am unable to connect to any new site or navigate anywhere within one to which I was already connected until I either wait 10 minutes or so for the tantrum to cease, or give up, close Firefox, and restart my system.

I also had the issue where, upon rebooting after the latest update, Firewall was turned off.

McAfee recently sent me an email inviting me to commit to another year's service 6 months early. Ha! Who knew they had such a sense of humor?

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Message 64 of 74

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

should be

McAfee Security Center

Version 11.0

Build 11.0.678

Firewall was also updated with that update - 12.0.355

US started Tuesday can go 4 or more days of trying for updates to get it.

Though if you want it now uninstall and reinstall via the correct method

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?lc=1033&id=TS101331

reboot and run

http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/Mcpreinstall.exe

Ensure you are on the US server

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

Thank you, Peacekeeper. All most helpful information.

I currently have Security Center build 11.0.669 and Firewall build 12.0.355, both last updated via the automatic update service a month ago. The home screen says I am current with all updates. Not sure how to ascertain whether I'm on the US server; also not sure I have the patience to do a total uninstall/reinstall right now!

Disabling Netguard as of this morning has worked. I also reset the recovery parameters to keep trying to restart, as adivsed above, but that alone did nothing. I'll try doing an update later on when I have some time. Thanks again.

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Message 66 of 74

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

Just got a restart update, is it safe to turn Netguard back on?

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Message 67 of 74

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

You people make me laugh; you're still struggling with this mcaffee crap. 2 months ago I ditched it and switched my virus protection to ESETS and have lived trouble free ever since. 

Will you all still be disabling this, that and the other thing, or unplugging your toasters in another year just waiting and waiting for another band-aid?

If you are using the suite through your ISP for "free", why are you still putting yourself through this?  If you paid for this crap then tell mcafee to refund your money and go elsewhere.  If they don't, it's only at most $59 you've lost; but stay around here and you'll end up losing your mind too.

Just like cattle...

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Message 68 of 74

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

Yes enable it.

Dc2sd

That is your opinion you have a right to say but let us do what we can to assist please

All these issues are not wide spread I have only had 1 in my family's 9 installs. That 1 was on a 5 year old low spec laptop.

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

Finally received the 11.0.678/12.0.355 update this morning. Have turned Netguard back on. Fingers crossed, but not holding my breath. Your help is much appreciated.

This last couple of years has been my first foray into the land of Windows and needing virus protection; I elected to buy a cheap Windows XP netbook instead of spending more on a MacBook, but when I add the cost of 3 years of McAfee subscription plus the tsuris of dealing with this and other problems, I'm left with the feeling that the initial savings came at too great an ultimate cost. Mind you, you and the other volunteer mods on these boards are fabulous, and I for one am extremely glad you were here when I needed you, but at the moment I'm pretty convinced that I am going to go back to the Mac side when this machine goes to the great tech suport in the sky. Anyhow, many thanks once again.

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Message 70 of 74

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

Sorry to lose you to the dark side or is it the light side.