Avira Antivirus update cripples millions of Windows PCs

Ugh! This is according to Emil Protalinski of ZDNet. http://www.techmeme.com/120515/p59#a120515p59

I always thought virus protection was supposed to clean out the problem, not screw up the computer.

And this isn’t one of those protection systems you download because some unsolicited popup box indicates you have an infected computer; Avira is a real virus-protection program you actually pay for, and (most of the time) get what you ordered.

Just a thought, ’cause I can: Linux = no viruses. But you didn’t hear that from me.

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