Is McAfee the Antichrist?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Mikailis Mordaunt, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Possibly.

    I can't imagine any satanic force doing a better job crashing Vista at boot.
    Even Vista pointed the finger at McAfee's realtime virus scanner. And give
    me a refund? Hell--er, heck--they won't even answer their email.

    I used MCPR.EXE to remove McAfee and went through the registry, yanking any
    vreference to the Antichrist--er, McAfee. There appears to be no trace of
    McAfee on the system, and yet Security Center, under Firewall, says McAfee's
    firewall is ON. Under Malware Protection, it says McAfee's virus scanner is
    ON. Trust me, unless McAfee has trojans running as system software, there is
    no McAfee software running.

    I used regedit to nuke and lingering references. Still Security Center says:
    Antichrist--er, McAfee.

    Any opinion?

    m
     
    Mikailis Mordaunt, Dec 9, 2007
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    Dave T. Guest

    I removed NAV from my system 3 months ago, yet it still shows as
    running. It's a Vista thing.
     
    Dave T., Dec 9, 2007
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  3. There is a fix and "Malke," on or about 10/1, offered it on this newsgroup.
    Let me give you Malke's fix, quoted verbatim from Malke's post. I did it and
    IT WORKS. Security Center no longer reports the Presence of the
    Antichrist--er, McAfee.

    QUOTE
    winmgmt /verifyrepository [enter]

    If the system returns "WMI repository is not consistent", run this command:

    winmgmt /salvagerepository [enter]

    The first time you run this it will fail. It will issue stop commands
    to the services causing it to fail. It might take a couple minutes for
    the services to shut down. Run the command again. You actually may
    have to run it 3 times before it finally runs and completes on its own.
    Reboot your system.

    If the above doesn't work or you get "WMI repository is consistent", do
    the following from an elevated cmd prompt:

    net stop winmgmt [enter]
    cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem [enter]
    ren repository repository.old [enter]
    net start winmgmt [enter]
    UNQUOTE
     
    Mikailis Mordaunt, Dec 9, 2007
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    Cyberhash Guest

    More than mcafee can be the antichrist on vista when your security centre
    info get a little mucked up.

    This will fix your problem and only display what's REALLY running on your
    pc

    Right-click Command Prompt and Run as Administrator.

    Then type the following command:

    winmgmt /verifyrepository

    If the system returns "WMI repository is not consistent",

    type this command:

    winmgmt /salvagerepository

    The first time you run this it should fail:
    " It will issue stop commands to the services causing it to fail. Just for
    it to shutdown ". Run the command again. You actually may have to run it
    couple
    of times or more before it finally runs and completes on its own.

    Restart your system.
     
    Cyberhash, Dec 9, 2007
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    Dave T. Guest

    This did the trick :cool: . Thanks.
    Dave T.
     
    Dave T., Dec 9, 2007
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  6. Add to such information please proceed to this link
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555962



     
    Milo \(MSPSS\), Dec 9, 2007
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  7. Mikailis Mordaunt

    Dave T. Guest

    Dave T., Dec 9, 2007
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  8. No. it's a Norton/Symantec thing. Check the Symantec site for
    tools/procedures to manually remove their products.

    --

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
     
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Dec 14, 2007
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  9. Mikailis Mordaunt

    Dave T. Guest

    When I removed NAV 3 months ago, I did so with the removal tool from
    Symantec. Vista security said that it was still running until I forced a
    refresh of the repository. Shouldn't Vista take care of that, or is
    Norton to blame?
     
    Dave T., Dec 14, 2007
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  10. It's a repository thing. The fix is detailed in this group.

    m
     
    Mikailis Mordaunt, Dec 16, 2007
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    Dave T. Guest

    Which gets back to my original statement. It IS a Vista thing.
     
    Dave T., Dec 16, 2007
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  12. It's a symantic thing!
     
    James Matthews, Dec 27, 2007
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    Scrat Guest

    McAfee is one horn; Symantec is the other. All their programmers together
    couldn't produce a linux subroutine.

    <acorn>
     
    Scrat, Dec 28, 2007
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  14. Mikailis Mordaunt

    Jthomas3 Guest

    This fix works. I had maybe run a free Mcafee Virus Scan at some point. When
    I deleted the software it still showed up in windows security. I ran the
    MCRP.EXE as well and still showed up.

    I ran this fix but I had access denied and some other things that I worked
    around. Now just my Computer Associated Software shows up. I don't really
    think the Mcafee was "active" but I didn't want to take a chance on firewalls
    conflicting. That tends to show things down a bit.

    THANKS FOR THE HELP

     
    Jthomas3, Jan 23, 2008
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