Anti-Virus Update Wipes Out Hundreds Of Thousands of Computers

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A faulty update to anti-virus software released over the weekend by Tokyo-based Trend Micro has caused PCs to slow down or stop working around the world.

Enterprises with PCs using Windows XP SP2 and Trend Micro's OfficeScan software, and consumer PCs using Windows XP SP2 and Trend Micro's PC-cillin Internet Security 2005 VirusBuster software were affected. "The problem was caused by our virus labs in Manila during the checking process when a part of the test wasn't performed," the spokeswoman said.

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