Symantec deletes vital XP files

According to the Financial Times, Chinese language users of XP had certain inoffensive yet vital files deleted by a Symantec update on Friday.Affected PCs that were switched off could not be restarted unless the files were reinstalled, said the FT.

According to the Financial Times, Chinese language users of XP had certain inoffensive yet vital files deleted by a Symantec update on Friday.

Affected PCs that were switched off could not be restarted unless the files were reinstalled, said the FT.

The security company pushed out a later update which did not delete the files.