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McAfee Anti-Virus goes on file-deletion rampage

McAfee Anti-Virus thinks that Excel is a virus. That and hundred of other files that definitely aren’t. SANS is reporting that a virus definition update released by McAfee on Friday mistakenly identifies many, many important files as infected with the W95/CTX virus. Among them are executables from Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia, MySQL, and more (PDF). If you’re lucky or clever enough to have McAfee set to quarantine infected files, they’ve released instructions on restoring those files, but if you had it set to delete and don’t have a recent backup, you’re out of luck.
[Via : Slashdot]

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March 14, 2006 - Posted by | software, Uncategorized

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