McAfee is scrambling to update its antivirus products after a recent update
caused system crashes.
The update, known as 5958 DAT, was released early Wednesday and later removed
following reports that the update was causing "blue screen of death" and DCOM
errors in some Windows XP SP3 systems.
The issue occurs after the update is applied and a security scan is initiated.
The update can record a false positive report, alerting the user-of a
non-existent infection from the W32/wecorl.a malware. Following the report the
system encounters an error and shuts down.