Black Screen of Death Actually Caused by Malware
Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:02 AM
A couple of days ago we wrote about the Black Screen of Death, a problem that caused Windows-based machines to freeze and lock out users, leaving them teary-eyed and black-screened.
The issue, however, doesn’t seem to be a common one, nor is it tied to Microsoft’s security updates, as we’d previously thought. In fact, UK security company Prevx, who pointed out the issue (and actually offered a software fix), admitted that the problem is likely caused by malware and not by Microsoft’s error.
Posted 03 December 2009 - 02:14 PM
Thanks for the news.
I cannot avoid to point out that whenever I see the word "likely" in the same sentence where a fix for a technical issue is described my legs tremble a bit.
We might introduce a trinary state:
A suffusion of yellow="LIKELY" (or "LIKELY NOT", it doesn't make much difference in the result)
Besides the flamewar between the companies, have we learned that by removing accidentally a null in a REG_SZ key we can create a BLACK, NOT Blue, SOD on almost any MS OS?
Maybe some more "robust" shell (or design) might have been advisable.
I find preoccupying how one side uses Google results:
To substantiate a pointless claim:
And how the other one:
uses "not broad":
to diminish the phenomenon.
Both guys should go back to school and learn a bit about "scientific method", "logics" and "statistics", IMHO.
P.S.: maybe they went to the same school the Seagate Customer and Technical Support guys went... :whistling:
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 03 December 2009 - 02:15 PM
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