Friday, March 09, 2007

Windows Live OneCare: quarantined TightVNC and blocked Microsoft's Advantage update

I was unable to update Microsoft's finkware tool "Windows genuine advantage". I disabled Windows Live OneCare's active scanning and the update finished.

So Live OneCare was blocking Microsoft's update?!

I decided to see what else it was doing. Turns out it had "quarantined" the installer files I had for two VNC products because:
"This program has potentially unwanted behavior ... Remote Control Software ..."
Wow. Anything to do with VNC will evidently be quarantined by OneCare. It's just too risky for regular folk to have.

I'm so glad I mostly use OS X.

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