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« on: April 22, 2010, 02:53:19 PM »

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/042110-mcafee-apology.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2010-04-22

A statement issued by McAfee says that (for a small percentage of their users) their recent update misidentified a legitimate SP function as a virus and killed it. This caused computers to be locked in a reboot loop.  Please stand by.  We apologize for the forced inconvenience.  Just thank McAfee God you don't have any viruses so far as we know  Roll Eyes 

Never liked them.  I prefer Avast.  It's free, lightweight and does a great job 
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010, 03:30:28 PM »

I read that the "small percentage of users" was pretty large number - the fallout being in the millions of machines. Whooboy, someone got fired.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 07:13:22 PM »

I read that the "small percentage of users" was pretty large number - the fallout being in the millions of machines. Whooboy, someone got fired.

Update.

McAfee exec adds new apology, sketchy explanation for update debacle: McAfee apologized late Thursday for crippling thousands of customers' computer with a flawed update the day before.

 
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 12:00:55 AM »

Another small nail to the coffin of desktop computer era.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 12:00:34 PM »

Another small nail to the coffin of desktop computer era.

 Ditto  Virus detection is destined for the clouds.
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