NEWS - February 05, 2013
by Carol~ - 2/5/13 12:18 PM
Kaspersky antivirus update cripples Internet for thousands of Windows XP machines
Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab is having a very poor start to the week. Thousands of Windows XP machines were cut off from the Internet late last night after an antivirus update crippled Internet access for home and business users.
The update (version 188.8.131.521) killed off HTTP traffic on Windows platforms. Customers of the software took to Twitter and reported the issue on the company's forum. A user by the name of "bradb21" described the problem as follows:
'I have ~12,000 machines running KES8 and my help desk started getting calls about an hour ago saying users were having problems accessing various web sites. I did all my typical troubleshooting and was not able to find a problem and I was not having the problem on my Linux machine that I use on a daily basis. So I went over to some of my lab Windows XP machines and I was having the same problem....'
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