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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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  1. Tawakalna
    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! :)

  2. Adrian Challinor
    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.

  3. Mike Flugennock
    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...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    or...

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

  5. Herby
    Joke

    Windows Vista?

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

  6. Steen Hive
    Joke

    The Elephant

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Happy

    Why

    am I not at all surprised by these comments?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    No big deal

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

    Paris likes a good false-positive!

  10. suc
    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.

  11. Joe K

    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.

  12. John Ellin
    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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