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READ!!!Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Parts of Norton Anti-Virus

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Alex Ethridge, Feb 11, 2006.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge Thread Starter

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    According to a story at Washingtonpost.com, the latest definitions for Microsoft's Anti-Spy flags Symantec's Norton Antivirus as a trojan and prompts users to delete essentials of the program. Users who follow the instructions hose their installation of Norton, requiring Windows registry edits and complete removal/reinstallation of Norton.

    Microsoft's support forum is filling up with complaints, many from businesses that have been hard hit. This should be a cautionary note about deploying beta products in production environments.
     
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Alex, thanks for posting this!

    I would like to have permission to edit the title a bit so it get's noticed, it's going to be headache for us, as there are a TON of Norton users always posting on TSG! Thanks.....(Alex, I did what I thought it needed already...)

    Ironic....Microsoft is just coming out with their version of antivirus stuff...:eek:
     
  3. SIR****TMG

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    Good Grief...........
     
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    Whilst being mindful of the problems it might cause it can be said that that a lot of us out here have always looked upon Norton as something of a trojan :D
     
  5. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    One of the folks who has run the Microsoft Antispyware and had their Norton file deleted.....might try to see if MS Antispyware has it in Quarantine and if it could restore it.
     
  6. Alex Ethridge

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    They may quarantine files; but, I don't think they quarantine registry entries, just deletes them.
     
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