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Well, wouldn't really point any fingers only at McAfee's software. Can be lots of other things. Have you done a search on the Internet for that particular error message? See here or here.
But if it only happens with McAfee's software then I'd remove it too and replace it by something different. There are a few free ones available on the Internet. As long as the computer is safe...
Hey thanks for the reply. I actually resolved this, but I did not have time to come back here and post my results.
The issue was McAfee, but not directly. I found out that there were in fact viruses on the system.
I noticed that if I unchecked the option to do the "stealth" scan which I guess checks for rootkits and what not, that the scan would complete without error. Checking off the stealth scanning option and doing the scan would bring back the blue screen.
I scanned the drive with Microsoft Security Essentials beta, since I am have been testing this beta with good results, and it found 7 virus files including some labels as root kits and successfully removed them.
After doing this, McAfee no longer blue screened during scans.
So while the issue WAS in fact a virus, it is still a bit sad to me that a virus can cause McAfee to blue screen, while other vendors software (a beta that will be free software no less) was able to fix the problem easily.
What good is a antivirus software if the virus is more powerful that the protection?
Anyway, hopefully if someone has this exact issue, this thread may help them out. the BSOD message is related to many different things.
Thanks for posting back your results. Glad it's fixed now. I also use MSE beta and really like it. Strange thing though with the check/uncheck of the stealth feature...
My best guess is that with that option checked, it was in fact encountering the rouge file, but was unable to actually do anything about it, causing the blue screen. Unchecking makes it not scan for that particular malicious type (rootkit) so it doesn't encouter the file, and doesn't crash.
Either way, when a virus makes your anti-virus blue screen, you have to question if its the best protection for the computer.