1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 17, 2010 11:13 PM by gramsay

    McAfee blocks buffer overflow - File: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

      Hello,

       

      I have a recurring problem from time-to-time that I would like to resolve.

       

      DELL Optiplex GX240

      XP-Pro - Service Pack-3

      1GB Ram

       

      SecurityCenter 9.15
      Build  9.15.160
      AffId  108
      Language Pack: 9.15.117
      Last Update: 11/19/2009

       

      McAfee pops-up with:

       

      "
      McAfee has automatically blocked a buffer overflow.

       

      About this Buffer Overflow
      File: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

       

      Buffer overflows can cause legitimate programs to fail.

      Other programs that experience buffer overflows, however,

      can be used to harm your computer, compromise its security,

      and damage valuable files. "

       

      At the same time, my PC is sluggish.

      Explorer will hang/crash and I have to kill the explorer process.

       

      This time the Buffer Overflow occurred when I was archiving

      downloaded movies/videos to CD-R.

       

      Thanks !

       

      Peace,

      GR