Anti-virus forgetfulness fubars Fox forecast
Whither the weather?
Measured and non-partisan US TV channel Fox was left looking rather silly after it forgot to renew the anti-virus subscription on an on-air PC.
Attempts to switch to a weather forecast were interrupted after the PC concerned displayed a prominent warning that its Norton AntiVirus had expired. The presenter concerned didn't miss a beat in describing a weather front over New Jersey, and clicked on a dialogue box to remove the message.
Still, viewers couldn't have failed to notice the prominent red-bordered message.
A video clip of the amusing snafu can be found on the Fail Blog here. ®
@ Michael C
Not only does that look like the retail version of Norton, it looks to be either NAV 2001 to 2005.
Mine's the one with the NOD32 box in it.
Locally managed AV?
I don't work with Norton (thank god) but that looks like a locally managed installation to me, so Fox and their pals trust their employees to manage the AV?
Self medication would explain Bill O'Reilly so I can see how that might indeed be a policy, either way if this is the case - Epic fail!!
@AC 20th 15:13 - It's all trooo, panic!! I failed to fill in form DW1827/b in time and they executed my grandma; my Dad is still in hiding since we filled in his 'I want to live' form with a spelling mistake, and he's not sure if it registered correctly as a result.
The art of putting together a show pc
PC's to be used live (be it power point at a corporate event or stuff to be broadcast) should never have any form of internet connection and have no unnecessary software installed on them and in the circumstances that includes AV. And Windows update. and all the other things that are utterly essential on a normal pc. Install only what's necessary to do the job at hand and test the hell out of that before anyone sees it.
Oh and disable the windows sounds as well, if there's any chance that the sound from the pc will ever be used.... BING! though a respectable pa whilst funny every time doesn't half make people look silly.