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McAfee mini-firewall issue

I had a server a few weeks ago that suddenly started experiencing blue screens of death for no aparent reason. It tooks a week or troubleshooting and digging to finally determine from a crash dump file, that the cause of the issue was the mini firewall component of McAfee viruscan 8.0i. I was able to disable the component in the registry and havn’t had a problem since. This server was an Iomega NAS p435m. So FYI – if anyone has any similar unexplained problems, check the mini firewall in McAfee, as it may be the cause, although in our case it took a memory dump file analysis to find out the cause.

List of past vehicles

1. 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 club cab short bed (1 year)

2. 2003 Honda Civis EX (not even a year) – I should have kept this car!  (actually had two, returned the first which was a plum color for a blue one).

3. 1996 Oldsmobile aurora (about a year)

4. 1995 Chevy S-10 (More than a year)

5. 2002 Suzuki XL-7 SUV (more than a year)

6. 1986 Chevy Cavalier (for Liz) (about 2 years)

7. 90’s model Toyota Previa Minivan (almost 2 years)

8. 1986 Chevy Sprint (mine for a while then gave to Liz) (over 2 years)

9. 1990 Ford Taurus (1st taurus) (over a year)

10. 1990 Ford Taurus (2nd taurus) (over a year)

11. 1982 Pontiac Trans-AM (never got it legally on the road) (had for over a year)

12. 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager (for Liz) had it (almost 3 years now)

13. 1999 Mazda Miata

14. 2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6

I’m sure there are more to add here, but I can’t remember all of them. Last cound we had, we were over 14, so there is definately a gap in my memory.]]>

Memory dumps

I’ve just had them reboot their server and hopefully this will take care of the problem.