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Kudos0

Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

16-Oct-2013 | 2:34PM orangedog posted "Hidden NIS 21.0.2.1 Rootkit after uninstall". Maybe he is wrong with the rootkit, as intesec replied on 16-Oct-2013.

But second and further "Replies are locked for this thread", and so orangedog's question "Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??" remains unanswered.

Now again:

Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

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Kudos0

Re: Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

Hi, In the business of market gains, you can find a lot of such issues. It doesnt tell you that Symantec works for NSA. It just "tells, hey look user, I am irritated of these files residing in the environment I protect. Get rid of it." . . . . . A lot of security software detect the rivals files and virus definitions as malicious and cause enough trouble to you. Thats why vendors issue removal tools, specialised to remove such dead remains of their product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The forum has a settings which will automatically lock out all threads which are inactive after waiting a specific period of time. This is essential for proper working of forum. . . . . . . . . . . . Hope your mind is at ease now.
regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Be alert and vigilant. . | Always have a Backup Plan!
Kudos0

Re: Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

The rootkit etc is not my problem.

My problem is:

Is Norton/Symantec able to answer the question

           Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

negatively?

Kudos3 Stats

Re: Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

Most security programs use hidden files, and these are often detected by rootkit scans.  It is important to realize that rootkit detection scans are looking for any hidden files and do not distinguish between malicious files and legitimate files, such as those used by a security product.  Finding hidden Norton files would not be an indication of NSA-like data mining.  To spy on its corporate and private users, Symantec would risk being discovered and being driven out of business as customers abandoned the brand - not something that would be in the best interests of its shareholders.  So, no, it is not likely that Symantec is violating its trust with its customers.
 

Kudos0

Re: Is Norton/Symantec doing NSA things??

What SoJ said is also a reason why its advised that powerful removal tools to fix malware issues must be administered with supervision.
regards, CV | There is no ONE TOUCH KEY to security . Be alert and vigilant. . | Always have a Backup Plan!

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