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BitDefender bug bites GFI

by Nikola Strahija on March 4th, 2005 An update to BitDefender Engine Module caused GFI's Mail Security anti-virus to delete the body content of every incoming and outgoing message. The engine detected all emails as corrupted zip files.

The problem was resolved in 90 minutes after BitDefender rolled back to a previous version, but the impact on those users affected was severe. They lost the content of hundreds of messages, and GFI has apologised for any inconvenience.

A spokesman for BitDefender said the glitch only affected its integration with GFI. BitDefender's technology is bundled by a number of other smaller security firms. Users of these integrated products, along with those who use BitDefender's product alone, remain unaffected by the problem.

BitDefender said it was investigating the cause of the problem, which was the first after their product integrated with GFI from Malta. Bit Defender said there are plans to implement a testing module for integration, alongside its existing testing regime, in order to detect possible future problems before updates go live.

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