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Popular Antivirus Program Mistakenly IDs Windows as Threat, Creating Chaos


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#1 opera

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 12:12 AM

Looks like Webroot had a 'small' problem yesterday

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/popular-antivirus-program-mistakenly-ids-windows-threat-creating-chaos-n750521

 

 

An antivirus service used by tens of thousands of businesses and millions of home users shut down an untold number of computers around the world Monday after it mistakenly identified core parts of Microsoft Windows as threats, the company confirmed.

 

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

All security scanning software are susceptible to glitches, bugs, database issues and false positive detection's from time to time which may remove critical system files resulting in unbootable computers or machines stuck in an endless reboot loop. Such mishaps have been reported for years to include major anti-virus/security vendors such as Panda, avast, AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, McAfee and Symantec. In most cases when these issues occur, the anti-virus vendors and security tool developers take quick action to correct the problem and provide support to those users who have been affected.
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