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By eddie ·
Downloaded Mcaffee dat file 4073 was installed on a PC. After rebooting, all applications failed to run with this message
"files32vxd not found... this programme reqired to run files like "application"
c:
open cancel locate.
Attempts to uninstall failed.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Antivirus updates

Did you download that DAT file directly from McAfee? Are you using the most recent scanning engine? Because files32.vxd is a symptom of a virus, the PrettyPark worm!!!!!

Read about it and get a tool to clean your system here:

http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/prettypark.worm.html

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by SyscoKid In reply to Antivirus updates

PS I just checked McAfee's site and the latest 4x version is 4090xdat.exe released August 9th.

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by eddie In reply to Antivirus updates

You are right . Maybe my problem stemmed from the scanning engine and posibly a virus on that PC.Anyway. I have found a solution.I Boot sytem on Dos prompt, deleted all Mcafee files and directories and re-install win98 from a bootable disk. This worked
Thanks anyway.

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by spiceman In reply to Antivirus updates

Sometimes there are problems with virus definitions which conflict with builtin virus checkers in some email programs like Netscape Messenger etc.

Usually once enough people have pointed it out McAfee should have found solution. You need to get rid of the virus update and re-update hopefully with the latest non problematic update. You will need to get rid of any temporary directories created also.

Good luck.

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by eddie In reply to Antivirus updates

I mentioned that no application could run so cant uninstall the Mafee.
Secondly cant run setup from cd rom.
Anyway. I have found a solution.Boot sytem on Dos prompt, deleted all Mcafee files and directories and re-install win98 from a bootabledisk. This worked
Thanks anyway.

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by dmiles In reply to Antivirus updates

This reads as though you downloaded the updated engine files that is not compatible with the dat files,you will need downloaded the version that is updated on the sight,follow through on lthe instructions when down loading the engine and the dat files.Install the engine first from the download and then install latest dat files.

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by eddie In reply to Antivirus updates

Well you are right but didnot help me solve my problem.I mentioned that no application could run so cant uninstall the Mafee.
Secondly cant run setup from cd rom.
Anyway. I have found a solution.Boot sytem on Dos prompt, deleted all Mcafee files and directories and re-install win98 from a bootable disk. This worked
Thanks anyway.

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