Deletion of svchost-exe

Mcafee update problem - Deletion of svchost.exe No Windows Xp Taskbar

Unfortuneatly McAfee Total Protection Antivirus users recently experienced an update forcing them offline. This is a known fault where Mcafee Anti Virus Scanner with update "5958 DAT" classes the standard Windows XP svchost.exe which checks the services part of the registry to construct a list of services that it must load as w32/wecorl.a Virus.

Not having this will seriously affect programs on start-up, force your taskbar at the bottom not to load and remove any network connections

To get you taskbar back up right click the line at the bottom of your screen where it is usually at and then select Toolbars, Quick Launch.

A few of our home users have has this issue with their home machines. Macafee's solution is to copy a svchost.exe from C:\Windows\System32\DllCache\ however , Mcafee has also deleted svchost from this!

To resolve this issue download a clean working SVCHOST.EXE

Boot the system into safe mode ( Tap F8 when the PC first starts)  , once booted into safemode ( Click Yes on the warning,  Don't try system restore , no chance without svchost.exe ) Delete the DAT folder located

C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\

This will paralyse Mcafee , until you can get back on-line

Copy the working svchost.exe to C:\Windows\System32 . Drag and drop copy will not work not work , so you will need to use the command prompt ( Start , Run , CMD ) and the copy command "copy *Replace me with location of file*svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe

e.g. copy D:\Svchost.exe C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe

Restart , and your back and working! , Download the new replacement updates!

Executable for updates is here

We recommend and utilise Kapersky Antirus , so if your one of our customers your protected and online!