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Windows 7: McAfee (danger)

22 Apr 2010   #1

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McAfee (danger)

Translated with google, didnt have the time to translate myself.

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Faulty update from McAfee has made a perfectly legitimate system file in Windows is classified as harmful.
The error has been made to over 800 000 computers have been knocked out.
In Sweden, Telia and systems company hit hard.
The updating of antivirus signatures were sent yesterday, and means that users of the Windows XP Service Pack 3 can no longer use their computers.
Computers with Windows 7 and Vista are not affected, the newspaper Computer Sweden.
What is happening in the computer that is a core system is classified as malicious and quarantined. The result is a system crash and then an endless series of reboots.
In addition to Vodafone, which had excluded 15 000 computers, has received 600 Swedish Närlingsliv computers exclusion and the monopoly had to close 27 of its stores.
Systembolaget has been working hard to fix problems but CIO Lennart Agen would not speculate on what the crash has cost the company.
- We do not see it that way. The most important thing is to give service to our customers, "said Agen, said.
In the U.S. state of Kentucky was hit hard when both the police and school authorities computers were knocked out.

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22 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Yeah I just heard about McAfee's blunder on the news this morning. They said McAfee replaced the offending update. They didn't mention that only certain OS's were affected as your article states though.

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22 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Better then yours

Yeah, well sorry for the bad translation :P didnt have the time to translate it myself.
Just wanted other to know...
But now we can atleast see how harmful a computer is, and how easy it is to make alot of computers to crash :P
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22 Apr 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x

Or the value of Quality Assurance and Validation Testing.

A business closed 27 stores and Kentucky was without Police and School Systems? wow
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22 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 10 Pro

Yeah that is quite ridiculous on McAfee's part.
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22 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Last time it was Bitdefender, now McAfee, who is next?
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22 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Better then yours

The whole system will go down :P
Haha joking. But it aint good that the police computers went down...
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