Kaspersky anti-virus cuts web access of thousands of PCs

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Thousands of computers running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system were unable to connect to the internet after installing an anti-virus update.

Users said they were also unable to access their internal company networks.

Russian IT security company Kaspersky Labs told users to disable its anti-virus software or roll back the update.

Two hours later it issued a fix - but since their PCs were unable to auto-install new code from the net, users had to perform several tasks first.

Kaspersky told its customers: "Please disable the web AV component of your protection policy for your managed computers


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21352762
 
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Classic Kaspersky. I have seen many users until to connect to the internet at my school because they were running kaspersky antivirus. Similar instances with McAfee and Norton.
 

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Classic Kaspersky. I have seen many users until to connect to the internet at my school because they were running kaspersky antivirus. Similar instances with McAfee and Norton.
That encourages me even more to stick with Microsoft Security Essentials. (y)

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