McAfee False Alarm Causes Headache

Kara Reeder

Some system administrators were inconvenienced by faulty virus definition updates from McAfee. According to The Register, the false alarm flagged legitimate JavaScript files as potentially dangerous.


McAfee promptly corrected the problem and issued this statement:

"McAfee is aware that a limited number of customers may have incurred problems fully accessing specific Web sites due to incorrect malware alerts on Wednesday, Sept. 2 ... McAfee worked to address the problem with a new signature update released Wednesday evening. McAfee apologizes for any inconvenience to our customers."

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