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Rogue norton 2009 antivirus?


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#1 Const_girl

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:16 PM

Has anyone heard of a suspicious rogue acting as Norton 2009 antivirus. I got the WINDOWS 2009 antivirus worm and now I'm "gun shy." I didn't purchase the 2009 version, just got an update notice that my son clicked. I'm currently running Norton 2008. This program will not allow me to exist out of it and insists I MUST uninstall my current norton 2008. I had windows task manager get rid of the window, but when I go to add/remove programs...it is there as Norton 2009. It's just weird....the norton emblem is the same, but the colors are reversed...you know, the usual deception stuff for rogues. Just wondering if anyone else has seen it?

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:17 PM

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:20 PM

Can you post some screenshots please? :thumbsup: I'd love to see this.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:32 AM

I have not heard of any rogues using Norton or Symantec as of yet but that does not mean they won't at some point in time. The newest rogues (and how to remove them) can be found in BC's Malware and Spyware Removal Guides which are listed in order of the most current threat. At the bottom of each page, there is a link to view Previous Entries.
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:55 PM

Has anyone heard of a suspicious rogue acting as Norton 2009 antivirus. I got the WINDOWS 2009 antivirus worm and now I'm "gun shy." I didn't purchase the 2009 version, just got an update notice that my son clicked. I'm currently running Norton 2008. This program will not allow me to exist out of it and insists I MUST uninstall my current norton 2008. I had windows task manager get rid of the window, but when I go to add/remove programs...it is there as Norton 2009. It's just weird....the norton emblem is the same, but the colors are reversed...you know, the usual deception stuff for rogues. Just wondering if anyone else has seen it?


Hi Const_girl,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

There is indeed a rogue infection called "AntiVirus 2009" that has been identified by Symantec and may appear to look similar to Norton products. For information on this infection and how to remove it, please review the following document.

AntiVirus 2009 Infection information and removal instructions

In regards to the free update offer you received from Symantec, it is highly recommended that you do update to the newer version, as it contains many new and enhanced features that will help protect your computer against the ever-growing number of threats that are discovered every day.

I would suggest that you follow the instructions to remove the rogue "AntiVirus 2009" infection first, and then utilize the free update to the 2009 version of your registered Norton product.

Let me know if you need additional assistance.

Thank you,
Mike

Edited by Michael York, 30 March 2009 - 03:56 PM.

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