McAfee update bug had a minimal impact at MSU

This morning, I spoke with Tom Morrison, director of academic computing and network services at Montana State University, about yesterday’s McAfee bug. Someone in the newsroom heard yesterday that the bug was causing some problems for computers at MSU, which runs McAfee virus scan software on many of its computers. “For the university as a… Continue reading McAfee update bug had a minimal impact at MSU

Bad McAfee virus definition update causes PCs around the world to crash

A bad update for McAfee security software has caused Windows XP computers around the world to shut down and restart continuously. Virus definition update 5958, issued at 6 a.m. Pacific time, caused McAfee software to incorrectly identify the Windows system file svchost.exe as an infected file — W32/wecorl.a. The software then deletes svchost.exe on computers… Continue reading Bad McAfee virus definition update causes PCs around the world to crash