I’m hoping our readers who use Norton Antivirus on a Windows XP machine haven’t updated their software in the last few days. On May 17, the Norton database was upgraded and by noon millions of users’ PCs were crashing. Norton’s latest update accidentally tagged two essential system files as viruses and cleared them away. Users were met with a blue screen subsequently followed by an error message regardless of rebooting the PC. Symantec has acknowledged that the upgrade was mishandled and that they’re working on a solution to better monitor such upgrades. In other words, they messed up real bad and someone is going to get fired for this mishap.
Millions of Computers Crash after Norton’s Antivirus latest update [Far East Gizmos]