Linked by David Adams on Wed 12th Nov 2008 17:09 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Bugs & Viruses Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish users of the popular anti-virus software AVG have discovered a nasty surprise. AVG has mistakenly identified a core Windows system file, user32.dll, as a Trojan, and summarily deletes it, b0rking Windows. AVG has announced they're working on a fix.
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Nothing really new
by drewb0y on Thu 13th Nov 2008 05:14 UTC
drewb0y
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2008-11-13

I remember something far more drastic happening when I worked for McAfee many years ago. One of the updates totally jacked the NTFS file system and of course many corporate users who had their systems auto updating because they trusted McAfee to test the updates before distributing were not too amused. It's been so long I can't remember if it was a program update or definitions though. Any one else remember that one?

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