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[News] BitDefender 'Removes' Windows from PCs (Detected as Malware)

  • Subject: [News] BitDefender 'Removes' Windows from PCs (Detected as Malware)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:08:08 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Bad BitDefender Update Clobbers Windows PCs

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| Users of the BitDefender antivirus software 
| started flooding the company's support 
| forums Saturday, apparently after a faulty 
| antivirus update caused 64-bit Windows 
| machines to stop working.
| The company acknowledged the issue in a 
| note explaining the problem, posted 
| Saturday. "Due to a recent update it is 
| possible that BitDefender detects several 
| Windows and BitDefender files as infected 
| with Trojan.FakeAlert.5," the company said.
| The acknowledgement came after BitDefender 
| users had logged hundreds of posts on the 
| topic. Some complained of being unable to 
| reboot their systems.


Windows the trojan â Bitdefender is spot on?

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| Allegedly Bitdefender has identified 
| several parts of Windows as a trojan, fixed 
| them and subsequently brought down Windows.
| Being flippant, one could argue that 
| Bitdefender was merely doing its job and 
| identifying Windows as a trojan was 
| correct, another camp could list it as yet 
| another issue Microsoftâs OS has stumbled 
| into.



BitDefender Offers New and Improved Features for Linux-Based Users, Free for
Home Use

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| BitDefenderÂ, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data
| security solutions, has launched a new version of BitDefender Antivirus
| Scanner for Unices, the on-demand antivirus and antispyware scanner for Linux
| and FreeBSD, which is free for personal use.


BitDefender Launches Blog for Unix Users

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| The Unix blog will mainly focus on technical content related to BitDefender
| Unix products, BitDefender Security for Mail Servers and BitDefender Security
| for Samba. The blog will also provide the community with information,
| articles and technical advising about open source software by offering free
| tools based on BitDefender technology (such as BitDefender Antivirus Scanner
| for Unices), as well as advising the community on popular mailing lists
| related to open source software.



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| IBM has added BitDefender's anti-virus and anti-spyware technologies
| into its ISS security products

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