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Microsoft Anti-spyware Deleting Norton Anti-virus


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:03 AM

Microsoft Anti-Spyware Removes Norton Anti-Virus
Posted by Zonk on Saturday February 11, @06:32PM

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.


http://it.slashdot.org/it/06/02/11/2259232.shtml


Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-Virus
By Brian Krebs | February 11, 2006; 01:42 PM ET

Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's 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.

According to several different support threads over at Microsoft's user groups forum, the latest definitions file from Microsoft "(version 5805, 5807) detects Symantec Antivirus files as PWS.Bancos.A (Password Stealer)".

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix...deleting_1.html

Edit to include note from Oldfrog at CCSP:

This refers to the Enterprise version of NAV and not the home version.


Edited by quietman7, 12 February 2006 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 05:51 AM

Microsoft AntiSpyware Definitions Update #5807 corrected this false-positive.

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