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Author Topic: carefull out there: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Removes Norton Anti-Virus  (Read 2457 times)

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IT: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Removes Norton Anti-Virus
 An anonymous reader writes "According to a story over at Washingtonpost.com, the latest definitions file for Microsoft's Anti-Spyware beta flags Symantec's Norton Antivirus products as a password-stealing trojan and prompts users to delete portions of the program. Users who follow the instructions hose their installation of Norton, requiring delicate Windows registry edits and a complete removal/reinstall of Norton. Microsoft's support forum is quickly filling up with complaints about this problem, many from businesses that have been pretty hard hit. This should be a cautionary tale about deploying beta products in production environments."



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Re: carefull out there: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Removes Norton Anti-Virus
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2006, 07:24:19 PM »
ha, ha. brilliant. i've been wasting my days since last September installing ms anti-spyware and symantec antivirus 10 on about a hundred or so laptops. can't wait to get back to work monday morning and see just how much of a mess this is.