Kaspersky Cut off Users of Web ConnectionAdded: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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Russian computer security vendor Kaspersky Lab has found a new way to protect its customers from online malware: it simply cut them off from the worldwide web completely!
It appeared that millions of Kaspersky users were left without access to the web after pushing out a faulty anti-virus update last week. Customers who figured out the cause of the problem headed straight onto Kaspersky’s online forum to express frustration at the lack of communication from the security experts.
Some of the users were eventually recommended to disable Internet anti-virus or roll back updates to get their connection back. However, some found this way too complicated. One of the forum posters complained that he had spent a whole day trying to fix it and the process involved two online chats with Kaspersky support.
The security company explained that it rolled out an update early on Tuesday morning which fixed the bug, but on Wednesday there were still reports from users that the problem remained. The industry observers joke that the problem with an update cutting off people’s online access is that they can’t actually use the Internet to fix the update. In the meanwhile, some of the users moaned that the update took hours to download before installing.
Kaspersky Lab has issued a statement, saying that if a PC updates directly from their servers, the initial workaround should be applied. The latter works by disabling the Internet anti-virus component, and then online connectivity will be restored and the user will be able to download the most recent database update.
Kaspersky apologized for any inconvenience caused by the database updates error and assured it did what it could to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. The problem in question was reported to affect Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Workstations 6.04 MP4; Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows; Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows; Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 and 2013; and Kaspersky Pure 2.0. By the way, those who use pirated versions of the software never reported any problem with Internet connection. Perhaps, it will show itself when their existing keys are blacklisted with the company and they have to update manually.
February 23rd,2013Posted by:
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
|Does anybody read the internet news? Sony and other companies want to hire the Russians to invent a block or program to prevent free internet downloads. They don't want any free torrent sites left. I will not use them.|
|posted by (2013-02-24 07:17:35)|
|Thanx for the article Sam, I think this is a genius idea. No www means no viruses, I'm going to yank that cable out of my computer now...|
|posted by (2013-02-24 09:29:09)|
|remember windows me! or ubuntu Number etc made us hard time to find in configuration with or without antivirus how find turn on internet....etc or find X wireless N router drivers. some year in windows 7 asked you to have both wireless and cable for find and fix?... PEOPLE "I don't want they have it new gadgets toys" made us hard time and companies wait until roots brand lovers have it first "my only my" hidden techs shapes and probably after has it lovers first fix in forums bugs like good nice people. of course, expensive when products start and kaspersky all ways free money back by mail.|
|lmao really "One of the forum posters complained that he had spent a whole day trying to fix it and the process involved two online chats with Kaspersky support."|
but the internet was down and he was online chatting wtf
|posted by (2013-02-24 20:37:32)|
|"but the internet was down and he was online chatting wtf"|
Haven't you heard of SKYPE mobile ??
|cggc your post contains more spam than my yahoo email. what the fnck are you goin on about. you sound like my retarded indian friend|
|posted by (2013-02-25 10:38:40)|
|Anti what? Never heard of it lol. Malware protection... Alright, but antivirus... People really still buy into that fake security feeling? hahaha|
|posted by (2013-02-25 18:49:44)|
|I'm safe! migrated to Quick Heal early it's better!||
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