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Anti-Virus Update Blocks Net Access For Windows XP Users
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msg:4542944
 12:40 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thousands of computers running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system were unable to connect to the internet after installing an anti-virus update.

Users said they were also unable to access their internal company networks.

Russian IT security company Kaspersky Labs told users to disable its anti-virus software or roll back the update.

Two hours later it issued a fix - but since their PCs were unable to auto-install new code from the net, users had to perform several tasks first.

Anti-Virus Update Blocks Net Access For Windows XP Users [bbc.co.uk]

 

piatkow




msg:4542945
 12:44 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

XP still accounts for nearly 9% of hits on my main site so it seems a bit early to write it off.

lucy24




msg:4543174
 11:23 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

"If you are unable to connect to the Internet after installing the new software, go to our web site and..."

Whoops! Different thread :)

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