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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 …

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Happy

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! :)

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Paris Hilton

Fales positive???

I think I could define MS Office Live as a virus. Good call by McAfee.

Paris - she knows how to avoid catching a virus.

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Jobs Halo

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...

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Coat

or...

Life might be easier if they'd just mark Windows as a Trojan.....

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Joke

Windows Vista?

Shouldn't this have a security alert as well. Then they can delete it and get on with their lives.

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The Elephant

..in the room is that MSO is a big fat bloated trojan horse anyway, no?

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JC

Quite Right

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 ...

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Happy

Why

am I not at all surprised by these comments?

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Paris Hilton

No big deal

What's a few false positives against the real nasties?

Paris likes a good false-positive!

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Happy

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.

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Good stuff

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.

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Coat

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.

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