fyi: Symantec Caught in Norton 'Rootkit' Flap

By jobeard
Jan 12, 2006
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    "It's a bad, bad, bad idea to start hiding things in places where it presents a danger. I'm seeing it more and more with commercial vendors," Russinovich said in an interview with eWEEK.

    "When you use rootkit-type techniques, even if your intentions are good, the user no longer has full control of the machine. It's impossible to manage the security and health of that system if the owner is not in control."​

    the feature, called Norton Protected Recycle Bin, was built into Norton SystemWorks with a director called NProtect that is hidden from Windows APIs. Because it is cloaked, files in the NProtect directory might not be scanned during scheduled or manual virus scans.

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    An even better reason to get rid of that Symantec/Norton crap.

    Full article HERE

    Regards Howard :)
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