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Sophos goes to rehab!

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

No longer content with a diet of the occasional false positive, it seems that Sophos may have taken the ultimate path to self-destruction.

False positive

With the barely a hint of irony, last night’s update of the Sophos anti-virus system has managed to detect itself as a virus!!


Reassuringly, the response from Sophos has been that although there is no cure for this detection, the warnings would eventually stop, once the update had finished cleaning itself up.

I look forward to the day when all software is able to display this level of maturity and become self-aware of its own failings. Windows would shut itself down and refuse to restart and Adobe CS might decide it’s too expensive and give itself away for free on the internet!

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