Author Topic: avast INI and mcshield.exe  (Read 3437 times)

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ajkajkajk

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avast INI and mcshield.exe
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:19:40 PM »
Just updated to 4.8, now I get a pop up a box warning me that mcshield.exe is trying to modify an avast! .INI file and (in essence) that modification of this file may result in avast! not working properly.

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

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Re: avast INI and mcshield.exe
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 10:21:00 PM »
Do you know what application is mcshield.exe associated with?

ajkajkajk

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Re: avast INI and mcshield.exe
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 10:29:26 PM »
Yes it is a virusscan enterprise program by McAfee (Network Associates Tehnologies)

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Re: avast INI and mcshield.exe
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 10:41:41 PM »
Are you using McAfee and avast at the same time in the same computer?
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ajkajkajk

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Re: avast INI and mcshield.exe
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 10:45:22 PM »
Yes - this has not been a problem until now and the latest update to Avast.

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Re: avast INI and mcshield.exe
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 12:20:06 AM »
So, here we are... disable is not enough and you have two antivirus in conflict.
Before things get worse... choose one of them. If it is avast, uninstall McAfee:
This article provides the steps to remove SecurityCenter from your computer.
http://ts.mcafeehelp.com/faq3.asp?docid=71525

Sometimes, McAfee won't be completely removed if, before, you do not uninstall Avast, including the use of its "Uninstall Application" if necessary (www.avast.com/eng/faq-install-uninstall-avast.html).
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