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Warning: Windows XP SP3 and McAfee don't mix

If you're a business user running Windows XP Service Pack (SP) in conjunction with McAfee antivirus software, make sure you read my colleague Ed Bott's blog post before you download McAfee's latest AV definitions.
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Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor on

If you're a business user running Windows XP Service Pack (SP) in conjunction with McAfee antivirus software, make sure you read my colleague Ed Bott's blog post before you download McAfee's latest AV definitions.

Bott: Defective McAfee update causes worldwide meltdown of XP PCs

Other related links:

Microsoft Security Response Center on Twitter: Customers having issues on Windows XP SP3 after updating to McAfee DAT 5958

ZDNet's Larry Dignan: McAfee update derails Kentucky police and a lot of XP machines

Update: Bott has tweeted a link to a remediation tool from McAfee meant to help anyone whose system was affected by the glitch.

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