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Anti-Virus Update Blocks Net Access For Windows XP Users

     
12:40 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

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

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XP still accounts for nearly 9% of hits on my main site so it seems a bit early to write it off.
11:23 pm on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

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

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