McAfee has apologised after an anti-virus update released on Monday night incorrectly identified a plug-in for Microsoft Office Live Meeting as a Trojan. The signature update file mistakingly flagged LMCAPI.exe (a component of Live Update) as a Trojan called Swizzor. As a result the component was incorrectly deleted from …
and this is a problem because...?
"Previous examples have included a Kaspersky update quarantining Windows Explorer"
so Kaspersky was doing it's job right then! :)
I think I could define MS Office Live as a virus. Good call by McAfee.
Paris - she knows how to avoid catching a virus.
Y'mean, it's NOT...?
Hell, I was long going under the assumption that pretty much _everything_ MS put out was a virus/trojan of some kind...
Life might be easier if they'd just mark Windows as a Trojan.....
Shouldn't this have a security alert as well. Then they can delete it and get on with their lives.
..in the room is that MSO is a big fat bloated trojan horse anyway, no?
Code doing what you don't want it to, downloading more code that potentially takes control, interferes with your use of a system, and breaks things. A rose by any other name ...
am I not at all surprised by these comments?
No big deal
What's a few false positives against the real nasties?
Paris likes a good false-positive!
antivirus programs cause more problems than what they're supposed to protect
all antivirus programs cause more problems than what they're supposed to protect.
LMCAPI eats over 50 megs of ram while doing fuck all, and i've never used it, and don't know anyone who does (it only adds a livemeeting button to Outlook).
Sounds like it was a FIX that got rolled out to me.
what do you mean "no ready solution is apparent"
I run Linux and I never get false positives from an anti-virus program.
I'll get my coat now.