Microsoft rolled out a security patch (KB4474419 - SHA-2 code signing support update) for Windows 7 to support signed binaries with SHA 2 certificates. Because software publishing certificates was deprecated on 15th April 2021, Norton will switch code signing to SHA 2 certificates. Product updates in upcoming build releases will not be applied on noncompliant computers.
What action is required for Norton users running Windows 7?
Norton recommends that users install KB4474419 - SHA-2 code signing support update on their PC to continue receiving Norton product updates. Any product updates in upcoming build releases will not be sent if the security patch in not installed.
What does this mean for Norton users running Windows 8 or above?
No action is required for users with Windows 8 or above as SHA 2 code signing support is already available.
Note: If you’re running Windows 7, install KB4474419 - SHA-2 code signing support update on your PC to continue receiving product updates and fixes.