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Avira Antivirus Update Wreaks Havoc On Millions of PCs

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Well, it seems that the new update makes the AntiVirProActiv component - not present only in the company's free offering - erroneously detect critical Windows processes as malware and automatically terminate them.
 
It also blocks other popular Microsoft and third party software, and sometimes even prevents Windows from booting at all.


Details: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=12935

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/avira-antivirus-update-cripples-millions-of-windows-pcs/12129


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