Buggy Virus Checker Deletes Windows O/S File

This is almost a program falling for the SULFNBK.EXE hoax.

From ZDNet:

Some Windows 2003 users have been experiencing problems with the operating system after CA antivirus software wrongly detected part of the operating system as malicious software last week.

I could beg to differ with about detecting Windoze as malicious software being wrong..

CA could spin this in one of two ways, either the eTrust virus checker signature for Win32/Lassrv.B had an unfortunate bug that caused unwanted side effects, or, the virus checker was taking extreme proactive measures to protect the rest of us from Windows systems being used as spam sources and denial of service zombie botnets. 🙂

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