McAfee Anti-virus software causing grief to Oracle binaries (win32)

  • From: "Paul Drake" <bdbafh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Oracle-L@Freelists. Org" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 12:18:12 -0500

If you are using McAfee antivirus software on your win32 Oracle servers -
check your logs.

It attempted to remove files such as Dell OpenManage, Cygwin, perl,
Sysinternals pstools suite.
Basically, anything that was in the PATH environment variable was targeted.

Not only did it attempt to remove files in the %ORACLE_HOME%\bin directory,
but also in the .patch_storage folder - so as far as oracle files, this was
not limited to the PATH environment variable.

This was also capable of navigating mapped drives, so if you had a file
server setup as a common install location, if filesystem permissions
permitted modification of such files, you'll want to refresh the
installation files from the downloaded, compressed source file.

More info to follow - I haven't even made coffee yet.


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