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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2245 Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world.

The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn't stopped some PCs from receiving it, causing serious issues for not just individuals, but also companies and organizations relying on the software.

According to the reports by many customers on social media and Webroot's forum, hundreds and even thousands of systems were broken down after antivirus software flagged hundreds of benign files needed to run Windows and apps that run on top of the operating system.
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#2254 Facebook tracks scary-specific details about your life. Here’s how to find what it knows
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#2249 UK man gets two years in jail for running ‘Titanium Stresser’ attack-for-hire service
#2248 How free hacking tools on the web could be leading kids into cybercrime
#2247 Hipchat resets user passwords after possible breach
#2246 Pawn storm abuses open authentication in advanced social engineering attacks
#2245 Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site
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