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(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
security, viruses, websites

Companies:
mcafee



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.

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), 4 Jan 2008 @ 5:04am

    Windows Explorer

    Windows Explorer is not a virus?
    I don't think I can buy into that one.
    Too far fetched.

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