A long time ago, Microsoft published this KB article,
We didn't deploy it, deciding to wait on the next service pack, but now, it seems Service Pack 2 for Win7 is not happening..
So, with this in mind, should be get this hotfix and broadly deploy it?
Does Mcafee have a recommended course of action?
I was wondering about this also. I noticed that I already have a superseding update installed (KB2739159). You may want to check if you are in a similar situation. There is also a newer hotfix for freezes under heavy file I/O load, KB2740374, which you may want to test, considering that full antivirus scans generate heavy file I/O load.