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Microsoft: Repair SVCHOST.exe after McAfee VirusScan Enterprise DAT update 5958

April 21st, 2010 1 comment

Repair svchost.exe

– Boot your server/computer is Safe Mode

The Windows Taskbar disappeared so you can run CMD by pressing “Windows + R” or press “CTRL + ALT + DEL” and press CRL when you click on File > New Task (RUN).


– C:\ [ENTER]
– cd windows\$NTServicePackUninstall$ [ENTER]
– copy svchost.exe c:\windows\system32\ [ENTER]

svchost.exe will replaced, if not you can repair it by using the i386 folder:

– C:\
– cd i386 [ENTER]
– expand svchost.ex_ c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe [ENTER]

Mcafee Antivirus

Now you need to rollback to the latest DAT definition of the McAfee Framework:

Start -> Programs-> McAfee -> McAfee Console-> Tools-> DAT’s rollback–> Answer YES to confirm


More information about DAT 5958: NAI


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