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Windows 7: Symantec slaps Trojan alert against Spotify.


29 Jan 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Symantec slaps Trojan alert against Spotify.

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Symantec has apologised over a cock-up that resulted in the incorrect classification of streaming music service Spotify as a Trojan on Thursday.

A misfiring anti-virus definition update caused Symantec's Norton security software to wrongly classified Spotify program files as malign and shuffled them off into quarantine. Symantec responded quickly to the problem by issuing a fix that quashed the false alarm. Even after they update their security software, Symantec users may still have to reinstall Spotify in order to listen to the service again.

Spotify's take on the mix-up can be found here. Symantec's mea culpa is here.
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Symantec slaps Trojan alert against Spotify ? The Register

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31 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Mod could you please tell me which antivirus you use? thinking of givin avast 5 a try is it better than the curren NIS 2010?
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31 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, 6.1 build (7600)
 
 

Ive always used AVAST! and it's never steered me wrong. it's silent and does it's job without bothering you all time with dialog boxes asking what you want to do, why and how etc etc. I hate Norton personally, again, PERSONALLY and I know alot of people that have had trouble with it and when I advise to download avast! and scan with that they pick something up that Norton didn't. avast! 4.8 was brilliant but the new 5.0 is even better.

Just my opinion dude.
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31 Jan 2010   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Mod could you please tell me which antivirus you use? thinking of givin avast 5 a try is it better than the curren NIS 2010?
Hi psikofunkster & welcome,
I use AVG Anti Virus on 2x 64-bit systems.
A lot of people here use Avast or MSE.
I suggest you browse through the threads here in Security to find further information.
FWIW - I wouldn't use Norton.
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31 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Thanks both for your answers, im gonna give avast a try right now and uninstall norton, (i haven't tested avast 5 yet), btw for me you gurus your opinion is very important.

The reason ive never adopted AVAST 4.8 is that when i wanted to download a "medicine" i wasn't able to do it cause avast stop downloading it, i know it was a false alarm and avast didn't allow me to have, hope that issue is "fix" in version 5.
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31 Jan 2010   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Thanks both for your answers, im gonna give avast a try right now and uninstall norton, (i haven't tested avast 5 yet), btw for me you gurus your opinion is very important.

The reason ive never adopted AVAST 4.8 is that when i wanted to download a "medicine" i wasn't able to do it cause avast stop downloading it, i know it was a false alarm and avast didn't allow me to have, hope that issue is "fix" in version 5.
psikofunkster.
Make sure you use the appropriate uninstall tool to remove Norton.
Reboot afterwards.

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
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31 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Thanks both for your answers, im gonna give avast a try right now and uninstall norton, (i haven't tested avast 5 yet), btw for me you gurus your opinion is very important.

The reason ive never adopted AVAST 4.8 is that when i wanted to download a "medicine" i wasn't able to do it cause avast stop downloading it, i know it was a false alarm and avast didn't allow me to have, hope that issue is "fix" in version 5.
psikofunkster.
Make sure you use the appropriate uninstall tool to remove Norton.
Reboot afterwards.

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
Oh no,too late... but it uninstalled without problems.

Man btw may i ask you why do you use AVG instead of avast?
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31 Jan 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

psikofunkster,
Using the conventional method for uninstalling Norton frequently leaves 'debris' behind on your system. This can create problems for you.


Re your question about why I use AVG.
I have used AVG [the paid version] on various OS's for years. I am very happy with the job it does & their customer support is excellent. I do what I consider appropriate rather than follow the "current flavour of the month." At this stage I see no reason to change.
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31 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

My my my, Norton continues to get an ass-whipping around here...
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01 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 32 bits.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
psikofunkster,
Using the conventional method for uninstalling Norton frequently leaves 'debris' behind on your system. This can create problems for you.

Version 2010 left almost 0 debris only a key in the windows registry (nothing that ccleaner can't delete), pretty nice job it has a fast and clean install and uninstall.
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