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Author Topic: Trend Micro Update Freezes Some User's Computers  (Read 2097 times)


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Trend Micro Update Freezes Some User's Computers
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:26:54 PM »
Trend Micro released a signature update that identified Windows system files as security risks.

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Problems with antivirus updates from Trend Micro left some users with unusable computers late last week.

The signature update, pushed out on Friday morning, incorrectly identified key Windows system files as being infected with a Trojan. The security software quarantined these important files leaving users with unstable systems. Trend later fixed the problem by issuing updated signature definition files that avoided the false positive.

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Re: Trend Micro Update Freezes Some User's Computers
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 08:35:38 PM »
We all expected this to happen, since every antivirus has decided to flag every single file as "malicious".
Too bad this won't open the consumer's eyes, though..