Avira Antivirus update cripples millions of Windows PCs2012.05.16 08:48 by Daniela
Keywords: Avira, Windows
Antivirus firm Avira yesterday faced a problem that led several of its products to mistakenly block legitimate Windows applications during an Avira software update. Components reportedly blocked included iexplore.exe, notepad.exe and regedit.exe, plus applications including Microsoft Office and Google Updater were also sin- binned. Today, Avira updated the software to sidestep the problem.
According to a report, Avira's fix simply disabled ProActiv. The company will investigate to uncover the root cause of the massive blocking before re-enabling the feature.
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