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Every 10 seconds, something like the following appears in the Mac OS X system log:

17/12/2009 14:51:11[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.ScanManager[20499]) getgrnam("Virex") failed 
17/12/2009 14:51:11[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.ScanManager[20499]) Exited with exit code: 1 
17/12/2009 14:51:11[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.ScanManager) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 
17/12/2009 14:51:13[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.VShieldEPOInterface[20500]) getgrnam("Virex") failed 
17/12/2009 14:51:13[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.VShieldEPOInterface[20500]) Exited with exit code: 1 
17/12/2009 14:51:13[1] (com.mcafee.virusscan.VShieldEPOInterface) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
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It's just trying to tell you that you bought some useless, overpriced software from a company that could not possibly care less about supporting Mac users. – Hasaan Chop Apr 5 '10 at 7:07
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Simple solution; you don't have a "Virex" group. Go into System Preferences, Accounts, unlock the dialog, click the plus, and select "Group" from the drop down. Name it "Virex".

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Are you sure masking the issue is the best course of action? – Phoshi Dec 17 '09 at 15:03
The issue is "there is no group"; I'm not sure it's being masked here? – crb Dec 17 '09 at 19:08
I think Phoshi is getting at the fact that McAfee isn't/wasn't installed properly. Although, to be honest, I don't know why you'd want to install it! :-) – Steve Folly Jan 17 '10 at 23:35

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