A Symantec spokesperson said the "startkeylogger" trick affects only a small number of its customers (read: those geeky enough to frequent IRC) and works because its Norton products "inspect the user's Internet traffic and block the secret commands that malware writers send to their malicious software that they deploy in the field.
Symantec is workiing on a fix, which will be able to applied via the standard automatic updating their products do with LiveUpdate.
Downloads and Drivers
From the Forums
Subscribe to TechSpot
Get free exclusive content, learn about new features and breaking tech news.