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    MS flags Norton as Spyware

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    Re: MS flags Norton as Spyware

    I have both MS Anti Spyware with definitions file version 5807 (mentioned in the article) and Norton Anti Virus, but the latest full scan reported "No known issues detected."

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    Re: MS flags Norton as Spyware

    5807 (according to posts in the MS forums) is supposed to correct the false positive. Probably a good idea for users of MS AntiSpyware to make sure they have the updated definitions file.
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    Re: MS flags Norton as Spyware

    If it flagged it as bloatware, that would be more accurate. <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19> I'm still waiting for software that can do that.
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    Re: MS flags Norton as Spyware

    From what's been/being said on MS newsgroups it would appear that signatures file 5805 (the culprit) only impacted on Symantec Antivirus corporate editions (versions 7, 8, 9 or 10) and Symantec common client security (versions 1, 2 and 3) - individual (non corporate?) users shouldn't have been affected - at least, that's how I read what's been said.
    Appears that signatures file 5807 (now out and about) has rectified the 'false positive' and was issued fairly soon after 5805 (my update went straight from 5803 to 5807 when I downloaded late on Friday).

    Anyone have a different 'take' on this?

    Keith

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