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Old 09-20-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Whatever happened to quality control and testing?

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"Yesterday afternoon anti-virus company Sophos Inc. released a normal anti-virus definition update that managed to detect parts of their own software as malicious code and disabled / deleted sections of their Endpoint security suite, including its ability to auto-update and thus repair itself. For many hours on the 19th, Sophos technical call centers were so busy customers were unable to even get through to wait on hold for assistance. Today thousands of enterprise customers remain crippled and unable to update their security software."


Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware - Slashdot
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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Hey, at least it didn't pull an AVG and delete Windows system files
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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Heads must (should) have rolled at Sophos...
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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Tune in next week, same time, same place, for "Revenge of the Low-Paid Temp Workers, Part II..."
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:56 AM
 
Location: NJ Shore
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Hey, at least it didn't pull an AVG and delete Windows system files
Or fail Driver Verifier testing like some AVG drivers have in the past -- after they were released as signed drivers!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Whatever happened to quality control and testing?



Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware - Slashdot
I see this crap too much with the "cool" AV programs.

With my boring old Norton...no issues, no problems and no infections. Yawn.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:45 PM
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Location: Tyler, TX
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Ouch.

I use Sophos at the office. I don't use their full suite, though - just the antivirus. No problems here.
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