Zdnet - Anonymous has released what appears to be the source code from Norton Antivirus 2006, in what could be a seriously damaging exercise for Symantec.
Glad I don't use them as my Anti-Virus... Microsoft Security +Bought Malwareb +3 other smaller programs blocks 99% of stuff on my computer. Might be a bit of overkill but I like to be safe!
I did that, but then decided to just utilize Firefox too which helps a TON now. just get no scripts and ad block and you will block out a lot, whatever slips passed that will be hit by the virus protection. I noticed a lot of stuff comes through on ads, since websites have little control over it and a lot of big ad networks don't filter it out right.
^^^^^^ This, combined with common sense. Best antivirus ever = common sense.
That's the right way . One has to be safe .
... and this benefits humanity, how? way to go, guys... good on you for potentially causing millions of people harm.
If you use Norton, especially the 2006 version, you deserve to get a virus.
no one desetves to get a virus
This http://www.youtube.com/watc... I got norton 360 on my pc lol lol
Norton is one on the worst Anti Virus programs available anyway, I avoid that crap as much as possible
And why is that? I've never had problems with Norton...
I expect that this information could be used to circumvent other AV programs besides Norton. Why would anyone do this?
Not really. Each program would have their own custom write up. While all viruses may be classified the same, the method of detection and neutralization is somewhat different. The final commands may come down to the same procedures though, but that aspect is somewhat common knowledge if you look into it.
What I was getting as is the virus definitions and such. If someone knows what an AV program is looking for in a certain virus, then surely they could change the code of the virus to work around how the AV spots it? I think that's how most viruses come into being
Well anyone who is a programmer could do that already unfortunately. A lot of modern day viruses are even written to disable AVs before carrying out their dirty work.
I'm happy that i'm using nod 32 version 5 and its cool
I saw this story months ago...
I doubt anyone cares anyway. Their Antivirus is a notorious hog on system resources. We stripped them out of our entire corporate network 3 years ago. Personally I don't know anyone that uses it anymore.
Oh anon, you cheeky Bastards :)
I'm not sure what anyone would gain from this, especially since the software in question is like a 6years old product.
Who gives a toss? Norton Anti-virus is sh*t.
You don't need any anti virus software.. Have been using Windows 7 now for over a year and have had no problems whatsoever..
...Apart from all my credit card details being stolen time after time.. but thats not related surely?!!
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