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Kaspersky anti-virus cuts web access of thousands of PCs

Discussion in 'General Security' started by dvk01, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. reticentAJ

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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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    That encourages me even more to stick with Microsoft Security Essentials. (y)

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    Amen to that. That's what I run. Have yet to encounter a problem.
     
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