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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: CA Antivirus trashing Windows system files Reply with quote

Okay, we've seen 2 instances of this already among our customers in the past 48 hours - so this problem started *before* yesterday; I saw it on a squeaky clean box with a brand new, JUST updated CA install on July 8:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=4899

It would also appear this is not the first time this has surfaced as a potential false positive:

http://www.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/virus.aspx?id=41829

Note the original published date of 17 Feb 2005.

I have other info but am heading out the door (more later). Anyone else...?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

p.s. El Reg reporting it as well:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/10/ca_rogue_av_update/
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh. What a pain.
McAfee had some really bad false positives recently also.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

suzi wrote:
Ugh. What a pain.
McAfee had some really bad false positives recently also.

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Well me three, this CA gaffe even made the yahoo news today. The trust of the article is that it only took a retired computer expert six hours of work to recover from it, kinda leaves the less expert really screwed.

And as I recall, AVG also had a similar problem recently.

Truth be told, maybe all those Mikey warning about ripping the guts out of your OS are valid.
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