It seems that aside from crippling unwitting general consumer computers with its bloated software and overzealous antivirus software, McAffee has decided to go after its corporate clients as well. Yesterday McAffee issued an update for its corporate customers which listed certain windows files as threats. When that file was deleted the computers running the McAffee agent were stuck in a continuous loop, rebooting over and over again.
McAffee later issued a replacement update for download and stated that “We are not aware of significant impact on consumers and believe we have effectively limited such occurrence.” Effectively McAffee washed their hands of their flummox, leaving hospitals, schools and businesses all over stranded in a sea of useless computers.
Just one more reason C&M advocates Free antivirus software.