Latest Antivirus Error: McAfee Blocks A Bunch Of Popular Sites As Risky
from the sorry-about-that dept
A little over a week after Kaspersky’s anti-virus software declared Windows Explorer was a virus, it appears that McAfee has had its own mistake, as an anti-virus update from the company started warning people to stay away from a bunch of popular sites, including ESPN, Friendster and Ars Technica. McAfee later admitted that it was a mistake on its end, but it seems that we’re seeing these kinds of false positives on a fairly frequent basis these days. It’s yet another sign that things need to change in how security software works — but instead of real advances, it still seems like firms are bogged down with things like pointless patent battles.
Comments on “Latest Antivirus Error: McAfee Blocks A Bunch Of Popular Sites As Risky”
It’s hard to drain the swamp when you’re up to your neck in alligators..
Time to leave the swamp? Your linux is ready…
Re: old adage..
Re: Re: old adage..
Absolutely. I got an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop in August that came with Vista Business preinstalled and it drove me nuts. Tried Ubuntu 7.10 out by dual-booting and it took me a week to decide that all of my boxes from here on out will be Ubuntu or at least some form of Linux. I love it and did install Avast for antivirus “just in case” and I’m looking forward to years with out problems. I may not be able to play as many games but I’m sure my wife has no problem with that.
No More Errors!
We mustn’t let up the War On Error! Otherwise the errorists will win!
Windows Explorer is not a virus?
I don’t think I can buy into that one.
Too far fetched.
was there anything . . .
In the sites that was tripping the anti-virus software, or was it just a bug in the virus defintion itself?
ESET's NOD32 a/v is small, fast, and very good
I use ESET’s NOD32 (http://eset.com) antivirus tool on Windows, and it’s small, fast, and has never missed a virus. In fact, NOD32’s claim to fame is that it has never missed an in-the-wild virus. Not surprizingly, they push out a virus database to their client sometimes two or three times a day.
mcafee is dumb
my mcafee is blocking my access to gmail -help
My favorite incidence of antivirus software blocking programs it should not be blocking was when my antivirus product X woul dnot let me install antivirus product Y. Then, my spyware program picked up multiple hits from antivirus X and Y. Why there is still no single product that does everything and actually does it well, continues to confound me on pretty much a daily basis.
i’ve often found that certain anti-virus programs tend to block each other from running/installing they tend to squabble with each other, why is this?