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False Positive on X64 systems with BitDefender

Are you a Windows 64-bit user?
Are you also a BitDefender user?

If you answer YES to both questions you had a rough weekend realizing your antivirus software think your OS is a trojan

Due to a recent update for Windows 64-bit systems it is possible that BitDefender detects several Windows and BitDefender files as infected with Trojan.FakeAlert.5

BitDefender released a fix for this. Only time will tell how their (good) reputation will be affected by this fiasco.

Fixes are now available here for Windows Vista, here for Windows 7 and here for Windows XP.

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