Microsoft has been made aware of an
issue with a McAfee DAT file update - released Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - that
has been causing stability issues on Windows XP client systems. The symptom is
caused by a false-positive detection on a core Windows file (svchost.exe). Once
the file is quarantined by McAfee, the system may encounter one of the
The computer shuts down when a DCOM
error or a RPC error occurs
The computer continues to run
without network connectivity.
The computer triggers a Bugcheck
The DAT file version that that
caused the problem is McAfee DAT 5958. This file was propagated to client
machines that conduct automatic updates of definition files. McAfee updated the
DAT file soon after the problem was identified with a new version that does not
cause the problem.
Please review the following KB
Articles for specific steps to resolve the issue on systems that are affected.
McAfee KB Article:
Microsoft KB Article: