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Speedy Gonzales
20-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Sophos must have had a bad day. They bring out an update, (For Sophos endpoint protection - an AV program), and it detects anything with the word update in it, as a virus / threat. And it quarantines it's own updater folder lol.

Another AV program to avoid, if you're part of a business

Info about it here (http://www.neowin.net/news/sophos-releases-update-causes-mayhem-for-corporates)

And the forum with the not so happy users here (http://community.sophos.com/t5/Sophos-Endpoint-Protection/Is-any-one-else-seing-this-alert/td-p/29723)

GameJunkie
20-09-2012, 11:18 AM
:lol: is all i can say

wainuitech
20-09-2012, 11:43 AM
OOPS !!:D

Eset did something similar a while back but they had the fix out within 10 minutes of it happening.

Mind you if Sophos has killed its own updater, then forcing out patches could be close to impossible, unless they have some sort of "backdoor" way to do it.

Will be "interesting" to see how they get around that ;)

R2x1
20-09-2012, 11:45 AM
Sophos is a bit unsophisticated now?
Somebody will be having a stressful work day.

GameJunkie
20-09-2012, 11:47 AM
unSOPHOSticated is what they are :D

KarameaDave
20-09-2012, 11:53 AM
Hmmm, bugger! :lol:

Agent_24
20-09-2012, 01:33 PM
it quarantines it's own updater folder

*its

it's = it is \ it has

"it quarantines it is \ has own update folder" doesn't make any sense...

Sorry, that was just irking me!

Nick G
20-09-2012, 03:39 PM
My dad's work uses Sophos. Sophos has suddenly been detecting threats all day, never has before, even when there has been a virus :lol:

I couldn't believe it, found the truth from a google search. Really stupid update.

Agent_24
20-09-2012, 03:46 PM
Slightly better screwup than the other AV maker who trashed Windows with their update

wainuitech
20-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Slightly better screwup than the other AV maker who trashed Windows with their update :D yeah, but look at it this way, at least they couldn't get on the internet and get any viruses, so its the ultimate protection :lol:

Nick G
20-09-2012, 03:53 PM
Slightly better screwup than the other AV maker who trashed Windows with their update
That was McAfee wasn't it?

Alex B
20-09-2012, 04:02 PM
This is where you have the toss up of if you want your AV right up to date to fend off the latest threats, or do you keep it a week or so behind to avoid issues like this.

zqwerty
20-09-2012, 04:37 PM
Nope sorry Agent_24, as I understand it and how Speedy has used the apostrophe is correct, the "it's" signifies possession.

So I would not write "Robs car" I would write "Rob's car".

Agent_24
20-09-2012, 05:14 PM
Nope sorry Agent_24, as I understand it and how Speedy has used the apostrophe is correct, the "it's" signifies possession.

So I would not write "Robs car" I would write "Rob's car".

Yes, but Rob is a name, which is different.

This is how I always learnt it: http://garyes.stormloader.com/its.html