How to Fix McAfee Bug Locking Users Out of Windows PCs

Bugs caused by Windows updates aren’t really something new, and there are plenty of users out there who aren’t necessarily excited with Patch Tuesday rollouts.

However, Microsoft seems to have reduced the likelihood of issues in the most recent updates for the supported Windows versions (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10), and the July 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes caused only minor glitches that have already been acknowledged by the software giant.

But on the other hand, third-party updates could also cause problems on Windows devices, and when security software is involved, things are far worse.

This is exactly what happened on July 10, a day after Microsoft shipped its July 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes, when McAfee released an update that eventually locked users out of their Windows devices.

The botched update, which was aimed at McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) 10.2 or earlier, was supposed to update the Exploit Prevention module to version 9418 on devices running … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.