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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RE: Comment by A.H.
by SANGEKi on Wed 12th Nov 2008 19:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by A.H."
SANGEKi
Member since:
2006-11-30

Seeing how 99% of the time it's the user's fault a system gets infected, it only makes sense to remove the user and solve this problem once and for all.


Agreed, I haven't run any AntiVirus products in years and never had a single virus except maybe for one case that was my own fault (putting a "friends" HD in my computer).

I even always regret when I run a check once or twice a year since the only outcome is wasted time.

So, I think AVG is really on to something. ;-)

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RE[2]: Comment by A.H.
by evangs on Wed 12th Nov 2008 19:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by A.H."
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

If you're not running an anti-virus, how do you know that you do not have a virus?

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RE[3]: Comment by A.H.
by SANGEKi on Wed 12th Nov 2008 19:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by A.H."
SANGEKi Member since:
2006-11-30

As I said, I do run a check periodically.
In my first sentence I meant that I don't actively scan for anything.

Edited 2008-11-12 20:01 UTC

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