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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RE[5]: Precaution
by Leroy on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Precaution"
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I work for a small company and we do use anti-virus here. But guess what. It doesn't work against malware. I don't remember the last time anybody actually got a virus. Year 2000? Most of the time it's those "Anti-Virus malwares" you get when surfing the internet. Several times a week somebody gets a pop-up stating that their hard-drive is infected.

CTRL-ALT-DEL, close program.

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