Facebook has introduced the Malware Checkpoint, which helps users fight malware on their computers with free antivirus solutions. Windows users get download links to McAfee Scan and Repair and Microsoft Security Essentials.
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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.
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.
If you're a business user running Windows XP Service Pack (SP) in conjunction with McAfee antivirus software, make sure you read my colleague Ed Bott's blog post before you download McAfee's latest AV definitions.
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.
A million seats and counting: Verdiem scores another major customer, partner for power management software
With more than 1 million desktops now using its power management software technology, Verdiem is adding another major customer this week -- chocolate giant Cadbury -- as well as as major technology partner -- security software developer McAfee. The company also has earned Windows 7 logo certification as a Microsoft Gold Certified partner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the biggest names in the anti-virus business -- Symantec, McAfee and CA eTrust, -- are missing from the list of vendors shipping products with the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo or the "Works with Windows Vista" logo.
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).
According to a Reuter's report, Microsoft is saying that security solutions provider McAfee was out of line when it basically brushed off the software giant's promise to give third party security companies the information they need in order intercept certain security componentry in the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
An online meeting to discuss Windows Vista changes crashed shortly after it started, leaving Symantec and McAfee in the dark.
The debate surrounding Windows Security Center and PatchGuard has turned vicious, with McAfee and Microsoft both claiming that the other is motivated by commercial factors rather than security concerns
Windows Live OneCare provides a mini-IT department for those who want a managed service to provide virus protection, anti-spyware and firewalls. It is the first of many managed online security services to debut this year. Offerings from Symantec, McAfee and other established security vendors are due out as well.
McAfee VirusScan 7.0 is a top-notch virus killer for first-time users, but unless you use Outlook Express or Eudora, VirusScan 6.0 users won't need to upgrade.
A number of Windows NT 4.0 users who updated Network Associate's McAfee VirusScan/Netshield 4.
Incompatibility between a recent virus-remedy file and the scan engine software is locking up Windows.
Incompatibility between a recent virus remedy file and the scan engine software locks up Windows
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