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McAfee Anti-Virus Users Beware of Serious Glitch

Computer, Computer Virus

A new update released by McAfee for their anti-virus software contains a false positive that can potentially cause Windows XP with Service Pack 3 computers to not be able to boot up again.  This problem is caused by a false positive for the w32/wecorl.a worm in their 5958 DAT update, which would cause the C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe file to be mistakenly deleted.  This file is an Windows system file required to start many critical services.  Therefore, once this file is deleted, Windows will no longer be able to start.

 

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McAfee program goes berserk, reboots PCs

Hospitals, schools, company computers around the world affected by error

 

NEW YORK - Computers in companies, hospitals and schools around the world got stuck repeatedly rebooting themselves Wednesday after an antivirus program identified a normal Windows file as a virus.

 

McAfee confirmed that a software update it posted at 9 a.m. Eastern time caused its antivirus program for corporate customers to misidentify a harmless file.  It has posted a replacement update for download.

 

McAfee could not say how many computers were affected, but judging by online postings, the number was at least in the thousands and possibly in the hundreds of thousands.

 

Source: MSNBC

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