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Webroot antivirus mistakenly flags Windows as malware, bricking PCs

Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site.

Webroot antivirus mistakenly flags Windows as malware

Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site.

Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files

Even automated security tool thinks Redmond's snooping operating system is 'malicious' Webroot's security tools went berserk today, mislabeling key Microsoft Windows system files as malicious and removing them – knackering PCs in the process.…

AV provider Webroot melts down as update nukes hundreds of legit...

False positives affect Windows Preview, Facebook, and more.

Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited

Code-execution flaw is triggered by plugging a booby-trapped USB into vulnerable PCs.

Lawyers, malware, and money: The antivirus market’s nasty fight over Cylance

On the front lines of the antivirus industry's "testing wars."

Low-end PCs get big performance boost from Windows 10 Game Mode

Creators Update addition can make games more playable on multitasking laptops.

The security is still secure

Recently WikiLeaks published a report that, among other things, claims to disclose tools and tactics employed by a state-sponsored organization to break into users' computers and circumvent installed security solutions.

The list of compromised security products includes dozens of vendors and relates to the whole cybersecurity industry.

F-Secure gobbles up Zdziarski’s Little Flocker, spits it into antivirus kit

Is this the end of the road for the file system firewall app? F-Secure has completely absorbed Little Flocker, the macOS security tool built by computer forensics boffin Jonathan Zdziarski.…

Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

At least 30 percent of malware today is new, zero-day malware that is missed by traditional antivirus defenses, according to a new report."We're gathering threat data from hundreds of thousands of customers and network security appliances," said Cor...

Everything’s fine, says Cylance, as one in five workers given the...

Antivirus vendor could teach the Romans a thing or two +Comment  Prominent next-gen antivirus vendor Cylance has confirmed a wide-ranging restructure involving swingeing job cuts.…