Skip to comments.Hacker says to release full Norton Antivirus code on Tuesday
Posted on 01/14/2012 12:23:15 PM PST by Red Badger
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A hacker who goes by the name of 'Yama Tough' threatened Saturday to release next week the full source code for Symantec Corp's flagship Norton Antivirus software.
"This coming Tuesday behold the full Norton Antivirus 1,7Gb src, the rest will follow," Yama Tough posted via Twitter.
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Good for Yama Tough for showing the world how inept Norton is at computer security.
Not to condone theft of IP, but maybe someone can now figure out what makes it darn near impossible to remove all traces of Nortons useless crapware from a PC!
I actually wound up saving all my data and files, then wiping the drive and starting over. I now use ESET which is far simpler, isn't continually broadcasting information about my computer to who-knows-who and doesn't hog resources.
Loaded NAV up once. Slowed my system down to a damned snails pace. Deleted it immediately....never again.
Crap. I have norton on my dell xps, today I shut the computer down, and it won’t start back up. It doesn’t get by the initial startup. I wonder if this is related...
It reduces victims of hacking by being such an annoyance that people shut their computers off and use the telephone.
Sounds like a plan to me...
Say what you will, but I generally leave my computers unprotected against the horrible outside world.
In general, it’s worked fine. I don’t open unknown attachments and I’m somewhat careful what sites I click to. I only pay with credit cards, knowing that a fake charge will be dealt with by the credit card, with little or no risk to me. One time, a non-computer savey friend picked up a a root kit. Yes, it was a pain to get rid of it (I needed a clean computer to advise me), but I did.
Other than no problems. My computers run MUCH FASTER without that garbage watching them.
If you think Norton is slow, try MaCafee, it’ll make Norton look like a Ferrari...
I’ve had both. Never again....using MSE now...works great!
Maybe someone can figure out how to actually uninstall it!
They are both horrid. Many years back I liked Nortons. For the past few years I have run VIPRE and have had no complaints.
Get a cheap laptop that you only use for internet use. Make an image of the pristine machine. Once a week reload the image.
For your important work keep a machine that never gets connected.
At first I was going to ignore this article . . but then I sat up and took notice.
But they're really good at taking up all of your computer's CPU.
I just hope that PC hasn't made it possible for them to work on our most valuable defense systems.. but certainly it appears that secrets are finding their way overseas.
Very easy to remove Norton, Install Linux
“Good for Yama Tough for showing the world how inept Norton is at computer security.”\
I know. I used to work for them and Cyberdefender. They’re both similar. The difference is that Norton became lackadaisical in their business acumen and were not entirely listening to their software engineers. Cyberdefender was just pure s*am. You know those “I’ll clean your pc in minutes!” ads on radio? That’s Cyberdefender.
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