Posted: Apr 21, 2010 4:24 PM by Kristen Oato
Updated: Apr 21, 2010 4:24 PM
Computers in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County were affected by a security software glitch that caused them to shut down and reboot repeatedly Wednesday morning.
The computers were all running the corporate version of the antivirus software, McAfee, which released a software update that misidentified a common computer file as malware.
The problem affected Windows XP users around the world, including hospitals, schools and government offices.
Information technology directors for San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County estimate 50-70 percent of county computers in both areas were affected by the problem. Private businesses around the Central Coast also reported the problem.
McAfee has since posted a replacement for the original update, and county computers have been fixed and are running normally.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties