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McAfee blocks buffer overflow - File: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe


I have a recurring problem from time-to-time that I would like to resolve.

DELL Optiplex GX240

XP-Pro - Service Pack-3

1GB Ram

SecurityCenter 9.15
Build  9.15.160
AffId  108
Language Pack: 9.15.117
Last Update: 11/19/2009

McAfee pops-up with:

McAfee has automatically blocked a buffer overflow.

About this Buffer Overflow
File: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe

Buffer overflows can cause legitimate programs to fail.

Other programs that experience buffer overflows, however,

can be used to harm your computer, compromise its security,

and damage valuable files. "

At the same time, my PC is sluggish.

Explorer will hang/crash and I have to kill the explorer process.

This time the Buffer Overflow occurred when I was archiving

downloaded movies/videos to CD-R.

Thanks !



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Re: McAfee blocks buffer overflow - File: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe


If you want you can disable it.

1.- Open SecurityCenter and select "Advanced Menu" located in the left corner down.

2.- Select "Configure" and "Computer and Files" in the left panel.

3.- In the right panel under virus protection select "Advanced"

4.- Uncheck the option "Enable buffer overflow protection" and hit OK.




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