Panda Antivirus Program Brands Itself as Malware
Panda antivirus software recent update has created a confusion of sorts for its users. The update carried out information that Panda system files were malicious. Two Panda security programs got corrupted after update and Panda mistakenly identified them as malicious.
Panda carried out an update of its popular antivirus software, and after this update, two of the Panda security antivirus programs got corrupted. Seeing this, Panda thought that the program was malicious by mistake. Panda also announced that they have released a fix and asked the users not to reboot the affected systems.
Panda software is known for its foolproof security software. This time it has so thoroughly checked its software that the company classified its own programs as malware. A few of the enterprise customers who had updated their system with the updates were not able to go online after they rebooted the system.
The company has urged its users not to reboot the system until they have installed the fix for the issue. Panda has said that the signature file in its Retail 2015 packages and PCOP has become corrupted.
Panda Security immediately worked on the problem and has said that the signature file was repaired quickly. The solution for all the affected systems has also been deployed. It warned that the incident could persist in certain environments for some time.
The company has said that just 8% of the PCOP and Retail 2015 customers have suffered the brunt of this issue. They have resolved 90% of the problems that their customers are suffering and the company is giving real time support to the other systems that are still having a few issues with the updates. The company also said that it is not aware of any computer user to have suffered permanent loss of data due to this issue.