Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Wed 04/21/2010 View Tue 04/20/2010 View Mon 04/19/2010 View Sun 04/18/2010 View Sat 04/17/2010 View Fri 04/16/2010 View Thu 04/15/2010
1
2010-04-21 -Short Attention Span Theater-
McAfee Antivirus Update Goes Wrong, Shuts Down KY State Police
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2010-04-21 17:18|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6467 views ]  Top

#1 Messed us up here in central CA too.
Posted by Gabby 2010-04-21 19:00||   2010-04-21 19:00|| Front Page Top

#2 updated version conflicts with my Zonealarm Firewall. Apparently McAfee is now designed to be so obnoxious and annoying that I get rid of my third-party firewall that's worked fine for years. Nice
Posted by Frank G 2010-04-21 19:52||   2010-04-21 19:52|| Front Page Top

#3 Tried Norton, Frank?

The most annoying thing I've noticed about Norton is it seems to scan pretty often, but not at any set schedule (which I guess is good).
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2010-04-21 20:01||   2010-04-21 20:01|| Front Page Top

#4 Always been a Symantec guy myself. Seen McAfee do too many screwy things.
Upgraded to SEP 11 on my machines a coupla months ago. Very satisfied.
Posted by tu3031 2010-04-21 20:05||   2010-04-21 20:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Always been a mac guy. Seemed simpler and cheaper.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2010-04-21 20:16||   2010-04-21 20:16|| Front Page Top

#6 I like Mac's and the user interface is simpler and more intuative. Wouldn't agree on the cheaper part though.
Posted by tu3031 2010-04-21 20:36||   2010-04-21 20:36|| Front Page Top

#7 Windows 7
Firefox
AdBlock Pro
MalwareBytes' Anti Malware.

No problems.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2010-04-21 21:03||   2010-04-21 21:03|| Front Page Top

#8 AVG works on my budget. No problems so far.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-04-21 21:38||   2010-04-21 21:38|| Front Page Top

#9 The virus signature file reported that svchost.exe was infected, and the program removed it. That file is a vital part of Windows XP and Vista systems. Lot's of people were affected. Call it an iatrogenic problem.
Posted by Eric Jablow  2010-04-21 21:45||   2010-04-21 21:45|| Front Page Top

#10 i have contended for many years that having McAfee is worse than getting a virus. some virii do not harm your system, and most can be successfully removed.
Posted by  abu do you love  2010-04-21 22:52||   2010-04-21 22:52|| Front Page Top

23:56 tipover
23:41 Pappy
23:37 Pappy
23:34 OldSpook
23:26 OldSpook
23:19 linker
23:18  abu do you love
23:07 OldSpook
23:01 Free Radical
23:00 linker
22:59 OldSpook
22:57 crosspatch
22:57  abu do you love
22:54 JosephMendiola
22:52  abu do you love
22:45 JosephMendiola
22:29 Barbara Skolaut
22:27 Barbara Skolaut
22:25 Barbara Skolaut
22:16 JosephMendiola
22:05 phil_b
21:57 phil_b
21:47 Eric Jablow
21:45 Eric Jablow
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com