New Virus causing contact list in Outlook Express to flicker and lock up.

Posted on 2005-04-21
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have multiple computers and they all now are having the same problem so I assume I have a virus.  When I open Outlook Express I can see the contact list portion of my screen flickering and I cannot scroll down to select contacts.  I can still recieve mail but when I try to open any email with an attachment it freezes OE.  HELP.

Question by:oneononecomp
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Have tried a number of scans and none have identified a problem.  I have noticed that McShield.exe is very active in task manager.  I know that this is associated with McAfee VirusScan, but it shouldn't be spiking CPU usage from 2% to 50% when idle.  Any suggestions?

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It appears that there was a bug in the McAfee update.  After a VirusScan update had installed I noticed McShield running up CPU resources.  The next day when I uploaded the following update on all machines the problem went away on all machines.  I can't this definitively but what else can I assume?


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