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    Latest Microsoft Office 2013 Update identified as "Threat" by Symantec

    Part of the Latest Microsoft Office 2013 Update has been identified as a "Threat" by Symantec (Norton Internet Security 2013) and the file has been removed: "Suspicious.Cloud.7.EP" So, far all my Office software still functions; but one wonders what precisely has been removed (and how to get it back since it is surely NOT a threat but is merely not yet known to Norton (??)
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    Give it a few hours and then update NIS2013 and run Windows Update again.

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    There were several Office updates released. You need to know the specific update. If the removal was done as part of the install process then, I'd disable NIS, download the update, install the update, re-enable NIS.

    I'm not familiar with NIS but is there a setting which gives you more control over the action that NIS takes when it encounters a file it thinks is suspicious?

    Joe

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    @satrow and @JoeP517: Thanks. I was able to enter NIS and click on "un-quarantine" and all is now OK.
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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