When you browse a network file share that contains many malicious files, an error may occur that causes the Microsoft Forefront Client Security kernel-mode mini-filter to unload. Additionally, an event that resembles the following may be logged in the System log:
There is a timing issue with the filter manager communication channel that Forefront Client Security uses to communicate between its kernel-mode mini-filter and the scanning service. This issue may result in unexpected errors, such as the following error:
When this error occurs, it causes the mini-filter to unload.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft.
Note This hotfix is available from Microsoft Update and from Windows Server Update Services. If you want to obtain the file for deployment by using a different method, follow these steps:
Visit the following Microsoft Update Catalog Web site:
Type 956280 in the Search box, and then click Search.
Click Add to add the hotfix to the basket.
Near the search bar at the top, click the view basket link.
Click Browse, specify the folder to which you want to download the hotfix, and then click OK.
Click Continue, and then click I Accept to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms. The hotfix starts to download.
Wait until the hotfix is downloaded to the specified location, and then click Close.
Known issue with this update
When you use Windows Update to install updates on a computer that is running a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008, this hotfix may not be installed. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
955884 The update for Forefront Client Security (update 952265) may not be installed on a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008 when you use Windows Update
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix replaces the hotfixes that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles, KB952265 and KB938054.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.