Symantec Fixes Update Problem That Caused PC Crashes

Posted: July 18, 2012 in Analysis, Vulnerabilities
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Symantec says it has fixed a problem with a recent update to anti-virus software that was causing PCs to crash. On Wednesday, July 11, Symantec released updates for Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, which is used largely in business environments. Users running Windows XP reported crashes that resulted in “the blue screen of death.” The issue affected users running a specific combination of software: Windows XP, the most recent version of SONAR technology, the July 11 rev11 SONAR signature set and third party software.

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