Alienware Area-51m: McAfee Quarantines RTX2080 VBIOS During Installation


Alienware Area-51m: McAfee Quarantines RTX2080 VBIOS During Installation



Alienware Arena Description

The following article provides information about an issue with Mcafee quarantining files from the nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 VBIOS update for the Alienware Area 51 system.


Affected Systems:

Alienware Area-51m

Is McAfee detecting the RTX 2080 VBIOS update as an infected file?

After downloading the nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 VBIOS, the file is being flagged by McAfee as threat and the LOADWMIMNGR.DLL file is being quarantined. Due to this, you may be unable to update the VBIOS on your Alienware Area-51m system.

Note: This is a false positive reported by the anti-virus software due to the digital signature of the file.


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Solution Steps

Download and install the latest nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 VBIOS. The latest VBIOS will help resolve the issue. Before installing the latest nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 VBIOS, ensure that the BIOS on your PC is also updated to the latest version.

Warning: It is recommended that you disconnect external peripherals like external hard disk drives, printers, scanners before updating the BIOS on your Dell PC.
Warning: Dell laptop PCs must have the battery installed and charged to at least 10% before you begin the BIOS update. Dell recommends running the laptop PC on AC power before proceeding with the update process.
Note: To learn more about updating the BIOS on your PC, refer to the Dell knowledge-base article Dell BIOS Updates
  1. Browse to the Dell Support Site
  2. On the left, click on the Drivers and Downloads tab
  3. Ensure you have selected the correct operating system
  4. Under Category, select BIOS
  5. Locate the latest Alienware Area-51m System BIOS
  6. Click Download and save the file to your PC
  7. To download the latest RTX VBIOS, under Category, select System Utilities
  8. Locate the latest nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 VBIOS
  9. Click Download and save the file to your PC
  10. First install the latest BIOS version
  11. Open File Explorer and browse to the location where the downloaded file is saved
  12. Double-click the BIOS setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process (your PC may restart during the BIOS update procedure)
  13. After the BIOS is updated succesfully, open File Explorer and browse to the location where the downloaded file is saved
  14. Double-click the nVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 VBIOS setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process



Article ID: SLN316854

Last Date Modified: 08/19/2020 12:37 PM

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