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DAT 595 – Faulty McAfee Anti-virus update disables computers

By Jordan Hall 22nd April 2010


A recent automated update to McAfee Anti-virus software caused the software to mistaken detect a key Windows system program as malicious and move it out of its proper location to a McAfee anti-virus quarantine. Due to the critical nature of the quarantined system program, 'svchost.com', affected computers failed to start correctly and were sent into a rebooting loop. According to Microsoft, the affected file 'is a generic host process name for ...

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Google New Search codenamed Caffeine

By Jordan Hall 21st August 2009


Why is Google naming the latest development version of their search algorithms after the main component of my morning beverage? And more importantly, will the new 'Caffeine' algorithms really put the ever expanding Bing in the shade more than it already is? Earlier this week, Google let slip the development of the 'Caffeine' algorithms. The new algorithms are designed to ensure new and fresh content (in terms of time-sensitive news and articles)...

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