Fix ActiveShield Errors
Quickly and Easily!
What Are Activeshield Errors?
ActiveShield errors commonly occur when you first
start your computer. ActiveShield is a major component of various McAfee
security products and is responsible for providing you and your computer with
ongoing protection against viruses, spyware, and more.
However, problems occur for
various reasons, the exact reason can only be determined by knowing the error
message itself, the version installed, and operating system.
“Some components of Active Shield are either missing or might not have been
This message most commonly occurs if you have McAfee VirusScan 8 or Virus Scan 9
installed on your computer. Problems occur for computers that have Windows 98 or
later installed. Typically, this error message is received when an Active Shield
file or component becomes corrupt or is missing. McAfee themselves recommend
three techniques for the removal of this error and the proper functioning of
Active Shield and your antivirus protection.
Try removing any other antivirus applications
that you may have installed. This should be done through the Windows add/remove
programs function. Located in the Control Panel, clicking on the add/remove
programs button will display a window with a list of all programs currently
installed on your computer. Uninstall any antivirus program that is not a McAfee
If this doesn’t work then
you should uninstall the program using the same method. Once un-installation is
complete, reboot your PC and reinstall McAfee. If any files had been corrupted
then reinstalling either directly from the McAfee site or from your McAfee
program disk should solve the problem.
If neither of these work then your computer
may be infected with a virus. Run a
free online virus scan to see if this is
the case. If you do have a virus then you should manually remove the virus
before attempting the steps above.
“An error occurred while initializing Active Shield”.
The most common cause for this error is that you have too many applications open
or running. Close down other applications, stop processes that are running in
the background and try restarting Active Shield. If that doesn’t help then try
Click “Start” and then select “Run”
Type “command” in the prompt screen and press “Enter” or click “OK”
Type “CD\” and press “Enter”
Type “EDIT AUTOEXEC.BAT” and press “Enter”
Check to make sure the following lines appear in the blue window:
If they don’t appear then add them to blank lines. If they appear but slightly
differently then modify the entries to match the above.
Hold the “Alt” key and press “F”
Press “X” to exit
On the “Save File” confirmation screen, press “Y” to save. You should return to
the command prompt screen once again
Type “MD TEMP” and press “Enter”
Type “EXIT” and press “Enter”
Restart your computer and reinstall the VirusScan software
Third Party Software To Cure Activeshield Errors
If none of these methods work, or if you would
rather avoid the use of the command prompt screen and uninstalling software then
you may want to consider the use of a third party software application. Because
many of these types of errors occur from corrupt entries in the registry,
RegCure is an ideal solution.
RegCure features a free scan that you should take
advantage of. You will probably be surprised at the number of errors and
problems that RegCure finds when it scans your computer. Each of these entries
uses valuable disk space, making it the perfect cure for a machine that is low
on available resources. RegCure also detects and cures many different registry
entry problems. This includes corrupt files and corrupt entries, a major cause
of problems with Active Shield errors.
Why You Should
Clean The Windows Registry
The Windows registry holds masses of information
pertaining to every piece of software and virtually every action you take on
your PC. When you install and uninstall files and even when you open, edit, or
delete files entries become corrupt in different ways. These corruptions and
invalid entries are a drain on your system resource, and these factors combined
mean that your PC is unlikely to be running at optimum performance. This can
result in a slow computer, failed attempts to open programs, fatal errors, and
ActiveShield errors among others.
RegCure can solve all of these problems and save hours of manual work that is in
no way guaranteed to cure the problem. If you’ve tried the manual methods of
resolution but with no success then RegCure should be your next solution to try.
Cleaning the computer’s registry on a routine basis is a very good idea to
ensure your computer survives an extended life relatively unscathed.
Fix Windows Errors automatically with RegCure
With Automatic Click & Repair Technology,
RegCure offers you the
ability to perform an automatic repair of detected items after a scan.
You can configure the settings so that a repair of detected items occurs after
Regcure gets right to the source of what's
causing Activeshield errors!