2 February 2006
This is no way to make friends
Especially on the day before a heinous worm is supposed to crap all over us:
You may experience problems with updating your [antivirus] program. The error message you will receive is "Fatal Error 3". We are aware of the problem and are working to post a fix shortly. Please try the update again later. Please do not open a technical support issue related to this problem.
Not that I'm worried if I'm reading this right, I already have a signature file to detect this little POS but I know an awful lot of people who don't.
(Macintosh partisans: go ahead and gloat, but be sure to identify yourself as such. Not that it's hard to tell. Besides, it's not like Chairman Bill is looking out for us.)
(Update, 4:15 pm: Fixed.) Posted at 2:22 PM to PEBKAC
No worms crapping here.
signed, a linux devotee
My scan starts in six minutes.
It was originally scheduled for tomorrow night...
Yeah - company PC finally came around ... only to come home and discover that the home PC has lost the ability to do real time and email scanning. And firing off a manual scan triggers a "failure to initialise engine" error.
Right now, all it can do is update the virus sig file.
At least they're all British proper about it.
I accept your gracious invitation and am gloating even as I type. Thank you.
It seems that my PC got a half-a$$ed engine update. I was forwarded to an FAQ page that needed Netscape 4.7 or IE 5.0 fer cryin' out loud.
You could do like a large school district in the metro and just leave the computer off when you're not using it.
Oh, did I mention the computer they turn off at night is the mail server? I have to admit, it IS secure.
I'm not going to gloat. Anyone who actually cares about the tired Mac/Windows debate has already taken precautions.
People who haven't may get hit. Then a small but nonzero percentage of them will go into the Apple store and say "Hey, I heard that the iPod computer doesn't get viruses. Does it have a cupholder?" Wash, rinse, repeat, at LEAST until Vista comes out, then perhaps longer.
So everything works out in the end. Here's hoping Vista is a bit more secure.
I personally don't care what computer you use, as long as you don't call me to fix it.
Gloating is unseemly. Of course, if seemly gloating were possible, I'd be right there with it.