Linked by David Adams on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 15:58 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A version of the McAfee antivirus software used in the corporate and public sectors misidentified the svchost.exe file in Windows XP systems as malware, sending the affected machines into a loop of restarts. Only users of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise on Windows XP service pack 3 were affected, but the fallout was pretty severe, with hospital and police systems among those taken down.
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Precaution
by Leroy on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 16:39 UTC
Leroy
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2006-07-06

I also don't run anti-virus at home. I find most anti-virus programs only slow the computer down and provide little protection. Best practices like yours makes the difference.

I live in Kentucky and this story hit here Tuesday. McAfee shut down most police stations, hospitals and governments. Though honestly, I couldn't tell the difference.

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