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News: CA antivirus deletes Windows 2003 file

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Posted: September 5, 2006 06:29AM
Author: sdy284

c|net - "Some Windows 2003 users have been experiencing problems with the operating system after CA antivirus software wrongly detected part of the operating system as malicious software last week. At the heart of the problem is part of Windows' in-built security, a file called Lsass.exe. This was wrongly detected as a virus by CA's eTrust software and was deleted, causing some servers to crash and fail to reboot. CA, formerly known as Computer Associates, said that it quickly spotted and remedied the problem on Friday and also advised affected users to find out how to fix it."

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