Thanks to Tim Bolton for making me aware of this.Â It appears that MuckAfee (aka McAfee) distributed a bad AV update that breaks PCâ€™s.Â The malware definition file quarantined a critical XP system file.Â They admit that “The problem occurs with the 5958 virus definition file (DAT) that was released on April 21 at 2:00 P.M. GMT+1 (6:00 A.M. Pacific).”
You know what?Â I really donâ€™t get why people still use MuckAfee or Sin-Mantec software.Â Both have had these issues in the past.Â This sort of failure makes me wonder about a complete lack of quality control in the release process.Â People have been burned and they continue to hand over money for this trash.Â Would you really go to a doctor who amputates your leg instead of extracting your appendix and then return to him again with an ingrown toe nail?Â Seriously?Â Get real and buy some decent software.Â
You do have options!Â Trend Microâ€™s up front cost may seem expensive but it is per user based.Â AVGâ€™s business product is fine â€“ and very cheap.Â Microsoftâ€™s corporate and home solutions are easy to manage and lightweight on the machine.Â
But I guess Iâ€™m wasting wear and tear on my keyboard.Â Those same people whoâ€™ve just seen their XP PCâ€™s die will renew their support contracts because they just donâ€™t want to know better.Â So be it.
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