[funsec] Oops, Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-Virus
Richard M. Smith
rms at bsf-llc.com
Sat Feb 11 17:50:25 CST 2006
Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-Virus
Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's
<http://www.symantec.com/> Norton Anti-Virus software; apparently, a recent
update to Microsoft's anti-spyware application flags Norton as a
password-stealing program and prompts users to remove it.
965938dd&p=1> several different
ba4d7e98&p=1> support threads over at Microsoft's user groups forum, the
latest definitions file from Microsoft "(version 5805, 5807) detects
Symantec Antivirus files as
When Microsoft Anti-Spyware users remove the flagged Norton file as
prompted, Symantec's product gets corrupted and no longer protects the
user's machine. The Norton user then has to go through the Windows registry
and delete multiple entries (registry editing is always a dicey affair that
can quickly hose a system if the user doesn't know what he or she is doing)
so that the program can be completely removed and re-installed.
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