Can someone tell me what is this message means ?

"A thread in process C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Netshield
2000\Mcshield.exe took longer than 35000 ms to complete a request.
The process will be terminated. Thread Id: 259 (0x103)
Thread address: 0x77f6781f
Thread message:

Build Jun 8 2000 11:56:49 / 5.18
Object being scanned =
\Device\OtmDevices_0110\_Device_Harddisk0_Partitio n2_0\Program Files\Common
Files\VERITAS Shared (@ 24004 (10006,10010,24001,10006))"

then the Netshield Icon is disabled.

Any help is appreciated.
JC