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mcupdate.dll blue screen lockup at start. How to fix this mysterious "mcupdate.ddl"

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  • OkOkOK, I have looked around forums but no definitive answer. On startup, it locks up when the Windows 7 (four color begin to mesh video screen) at start up, or it goes into screen that asks if I want to repair or load normally, then it locks up. Only after various and multiple attempts to restart (using safe mode, repair, over and over) does it finally go through and start up properly. Sometimes repair disk (windows 7) works, but even it locks up sometimes and never acually repairs this problem.

    I gives me the screen that says (blue and paraphrasing) This mcupdate.dll is the problem. Reinstall it or check with hardware or something along those lines. I have tried to search for this frign driver, but it doesnt show up.

    Calling all wizards, Calling all Wizards, this Enchanter needs assistance.

     

    Thanks : )

    Saturday, April 02, 2011 5:48 PM

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  • A quick and simple search of the internet indicates your "mcupdate.dll" is part of McAfee Antivirus.  So, you need to contact McAfee and ask them how to go about correcting a fault with their software since it is not a Microsoft product!

    mcupdate.dll is a module belonging to VirusScan Enterprise from Network Associates, Inc. 

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    Saturday, April 02, 2011 6:20 PM
  • I specifically asked for a Wizard, not a monk.

    That is one of the possible causes of the problem..yes. But, I am seeking the answer, or repair, or fix, or solution.

    Saturday, April 02, 2011 6:58 PM
  • If you're so smart, then why do you think you will find a solution for a McAfee product on a Microsoft website?  You specifically state "This mcupdate.dll is the problem."

    Doesn't sound too bright to me, trying to find the solution to a McAfee problem in a Microsoft Windows forum!


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    Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:19 PM
  • I never claimed I was bright. Otherwise I wouldnt be asking for help. Jeeez.

    You must be a democrat.

    Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:25 PM
  • Boy you blew that one!

    Try Independent, but Donald Trump is sounding pretty good!  I might be tempted to vote for Donald.


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    Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:40 PM
  • Then I apologize.

    Goodluck.

     

    Not sure why you answered my text though......

    Saturday, April 02, 2011 9:34 PM
  • Hello,

    based on internet searches I found that this DLL file belongs to Networks Associates.

    http://www.instantspywareremoval.com/errors/McUpdate.dll.html

    (Don't use the registry cleaner)

    Rick said that it belongs to McCafee antivirus. If yes, please contact McCafee Technical Support:

    http://www.mcafee.com/us/support.aspx

    Personally, I would like that you perform a full scan against installed malware programs. If you find some malware programs, uninstall them and then perform a repair install of your OS.

    If the file belongs to McCafee then what I recommand is to use MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) instead of it.

     


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    Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:19 PM
  • Thanks. I reinstalled OS. Nothing. Still msupdate.dll blue obn occasion. O well.

    windows 7 is good, but wtf is with this lame mcupdate.dll. no quick fixes on this one.

    Saturday, April 02, 2011 10:52 PM
  • Hi,

     

    You have reinstalled Windows 7, and the issue persists, I would like to suggest you check your software that you installed in Windows 7, a clean boot would be a good way to find the root cause:

     

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Alex Zhao


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    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:04 AM