Virus scanner bug cost Trend $8 million

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  1. Goofy

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    Trend Micro antivirus reports that a bug in its software cost the company $8 million US, forcing it to lower its revenue and profit forecasts for the second quarter of 2005. A software update released on April 23 consumed processor power of affected machines, mainly Windows XP systems with Service Pack 2 and Trend Micro's OfficeScan PC-cillin Internet Security 2005 VirusBuster. Trend Micro quickly released another update to fix the problem; most of the $8 million came from the cost of setting up a call center to help affected customers. The company estimates that 28,300 customers and 700 organizations were affected by the bug, mostly in Japan.
    More info can be found at: http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=4036
     
    Goofy, Jul 16, 2005
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    Gezz there worse then Microsoft... :| i am glad i don't use that.
     
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    hehehe, not to mention all the spams.
     
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    Microsofts spams now do they... guys get your shoties out, where taken down microsoft today! :D
     
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    Yeh lmao, we can bring out "Velocisoft"
    What do you reckon mike? :p
     
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    ummm rite i don't thing that will happen soon :|
     
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    dang that sucks gotta feel sorry for all those guys
     
    Fluffy pink bunny, Sep 16, 2005
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