April 22nd, 2010, 04:35 AM
McAfee Takes Down Windows XP Computers Across The Globe
My friend, who works at a large hospital, called me this morning to alert me that a "bad virus" had taken down all of the hospital computers, and that it was happening across the nation.
I was busy w/ work, so I didn't have time to check into it. But when I got home, I found out that the problem with the computers wasn't a virus at all, but an antivirus.
Check it out: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20003074-83.html
Evidently McAfee released an update for its antivirus software this morning that flagged svchost as a malicious file, and sent Windows XP computers into an infinite reboot cycle.
Gotta love those high-dollar corporate AV solutions.
April 22nd, 2010, 06:45 AM
April 25th, 2010, 07:32 AM
a couple months ago avast did the same thing
HACK THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!
April 26th, 2010, 10:31 AM
That's an EPIC screw up for McAfee, you'd think the blocking of malicious files or saying that any file would have to go through some sort of review process?
I particularly like the way they downplay its affect. "We are not aware of significant impact on consumers," the company said in a statement sent to CNET at 2 p.m. PT
lol I only ran over 3 people on the way to work today.
Ahh much better
Last edited by Scoota; April 26th, 2010 at 04:49 PM.
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