[funsec] Kaspersky update zaps Microsoft antivirus

Richard M. Smith rms at bsf-llc.com
Tue Feb 21 19:56:23 CST 2006


Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab have recovered from an error that caused
significant e-mail troubles for some users of Microsoft's Antigen e-mail
security software. 

Antigen users started receiving updates for their Kaspersky Lab antivirus
engine again on Tuesday. Microsoft and Kaspersky had put those on hold after
a flawed update caused trouble last week, representatives for Microsoft and
Kaspersky said Tuesday. 

"As far as both parties are concerned, the problems have been addressed and
its business as usual," said Steve Orenberg, president of Kaspersky's North
American operations. 

The problems left some people without fully functional e-mail systems for as
long as 10 hours. The culprit was a routine update to the Kaspersky
antivirus engine, which was distributed early Thursday morning. Microsoft in
the afternoon offered the previous version of the engine for download to
solve the problem. 

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