McAfee Anti-Spreadsheet Protection


A faulty batch of anti-virus definitions has led a number of of McAfee’s customers to inadvertently wipe popular programs such as Windows Excel and Macromedia Flash Player from their computer systems.

Inside a seemingly routine anti-virus update made available in the US last Friday morning, hundreds of legitimate programs were incorrectly identified as a low-risk Windows 95 virus and users were prompted to delete or quarantine them.


A lot of folks warned me off of Norton’s security suite – but I think I’ll stick with it for now.


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