Msg#: 3252651 posted 6:46 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)
The anti-malware suite is apparently itself a security breach...
This update resolves a newly discovered, privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine.... An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
Msg#: 3252651 posted 12:21 am on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
Last week I exchanged a number of support emails regarding a program that refused to load. I checked the startup code, and made a few suggestions - yes, you guessed it, Defender was blocking it. Sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry.