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May 6, 2010 by

Symantec gains amid McAfee's pain

Symantec's first quarter results were stronger than the financials from McAfee, which is recovering from a Windows XP update debacle and struggling to get its sales ducks in a row.

April 29, 2010 by

McAfee bug hit under 50 Aussie firms

McAfee said that less than 50 Australian enterprise customers were seriously impacted by a software update that sent PCs running Windows Service Pack 3 into disarray last Thursday.

April 21, 2010 by

Defective McAfee update causes worldwide meltdown of XP PCs

Oops, they did it again. Early this morning, McAfee released an update to its antivirus definitions for corporate customers that mistakenly deleted a crucial Windows XP file, sending systems into a reboot loop and requiring tedious manual repairs. It's not the first strike for the company, either. I've got details.

February 26, 2008 by

McAfee: Trojan targets Windows Mobile

McAfee has unearthed a Windows Mobile PocketPC Trojan that disables security, installs via a memory card, can't be uninstalled and makes itself your home page.According McAfee's Avert Labs blog, the Trojan has been discovered in China.

August 21, 2007 by

Tech Shakedown follow-up: Problems with McAfee Security Suite resolved

A couple of weeks ago, I published one of my Tech Shakedown videos that showed McAfee's Security Solution running amok on Windows Vista. As you can see from both the video and the still image published with that post, the software was generating what appeared to be a practically infinite number of red M's ("M" for McAfee) into the tray area at the bottom of Windows Vista, and only for standard users of Vista.

July 30, 2007 by

Technology Shakedown: McAfee's A/V software runs amok on Windows Vista's tray

Update 8/21/2007: I've posted an update to this entry that talks about the resolution.As I write this blog and publish the video that goes with it (the video shows the "bug" in progress) , you should know that I'm working with McAfee to get to the bottom of why its anti-virus software is spawning a new little red M (an icon for McAfee) into the tray of the copy of Windows Vista that's running on my wife's new Lenovo Thinkpad R60e.

March 12, 2007 by

Vista vulnerable to 'Sticky Keys' backdoor

From the "neat-find-department" comes word from McAfee that Windows Vista is vulnerable to a Sticky Keys backdoor that could be exploited -- under perfect circumstances -- to launch malicious executables.McAfee researcher Vinoo Thomas said the security risk, which is already well-known on Windows XP, exists because Windows Vista does not check the integrity of the Sticky Keys file (%systemroot%windowssystem32sethc.

November 12, 2006 by

AV software has a place with Vista: Allchin

update Security features in Microsoft's upcoming Windows Vista operating system do not negate the need to use third-party antivirus software, according to Microsoft co-president Jim Allchin.In a post on his blog late last week, Allchin tried to clarify some media reports that followed a teleconference which implied Allchin said Vista's security settings were so strong, users wouldn't need third-party antivirus software.

October 23, 2006 by

Sophos: Buncha crybabies (those other security firms bitching about Microsoft)

In a press release, Sophos, a competitor to companies like Symantec and McAfee that have been crying over Microsoft's spilt milk, says:Symantec and McAfee should have prepared better for Microsoft Windows Vista. IT security firm Sophos is recommending that system administrators ask their security vendors if they are capable of properly protecting them on the forthcoming 64-bit version of Vista, as arguments continue regarding access to Microsoft's operating system code (kernel).


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