[QUOTE=Xercus;2780470]On a general level, I would expect any Security/AV company to have samples of any version system files for all supported operating systems and anything less would be ‘fast track…’ as you say. However, reading the article, it states:[/QUOTE]But we assume they will admit to it rather then someone exposing it. Also this:
The culprit was an update that was released Sunday. Later that day, when Sophos became aware of the issue, the antivirus company send out a corrected update to Sophos clients. The update corrected the issue.
Do they not test the release for sending it out? Obviously they didn’t here in this case. They don’t tell how they found out but most likely it was the users that complained and they found out otherwise no one would know what happened. They got scared and fixed ASAP.
This issue is limited to a specific 32-bit version of Windows 7 SP1 systems only.
[QUOTE=Xercus;2780470]In other words, mistakes do happen [/QUOTE]Only if they admit to the mistake then it was a mistake but for someone to make net news about the problem would be something for Windows O/S update but a A/V should test before release. We have enough problems with Windows already.