A routine anti-virus update from Web security firm Mc Afee confused a valid Windows file with a virus on Wednesday, disrupting an unknown number of computers around the world. confirmed that a software update it posted at 9 a.m.
And, if you do, what’s the point of installing critical security updates manually? You often need to patch security problems as soon as possible to fix whatever the problem is.
After a patch is released, the security hole becomes public knowledge if it wasn’t already.
Online posters begged to differ, saying thousands of computers running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 were rendered useless.
About a third of the hospitals in Rhode Island were forced to stop treating patients without traumas in emergency rooms.
And, indeed, Microsoft’s Windows Updates seem to have had more problems than usual lately. This year, there was an update for Windows 7 that caused blue screens of death on some PCs.