Botched McAfee update shutting down corporate XP machines worldwide — Engadget

Link: Botched McAfee update shutting down corporate XP machines worldwide — Engadget

We’re hearing from all over that a bad McAfee for Windows XP update is causing computers worldwide to shut down. Apparently DAT update 5958 deletes the svchost.exe file, which then triggers a false-positive in McAfee itself and sets off a chain of uncontrolled restarts and loss of networking functionality.