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Published: Wednesday, 4/21/2010

McAfee antivirus program goes berserk, reboots Windows XP PCs

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Computers across the country have gotten stuck rebooting themselves after an antivirus program started identifying a normal Windows file as a virus.

Antivirus vendor McAfee Inc. confirmed that a software update caused its antivirus program to misidentify a harmless file. McAfee has posted a replacement update for download.

Online users say thousands of computers running Windows XP are affected.



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