Originally Posted by technoman
can we have proof for that please?
Okay maybe I should have said "try to kick the crap of norton" but I've seen them succeed so many times. Just last week my friend asked me what to do because he got a virus and now norton won't open.
Norton is one of the most used anti-viruses there is. That is why most viruses are programmed so that they take norton out, because norton is the most widely used and taking it out would make lot's and lot's of computers vulnerable for the virus. They don't do this that much with something like AntiVir because it doesn't have so many users.
Ofcourse that doesn't mean that they would always eliminate norton, but I've seen it happen so many times. And ofcourse norton comes up with patches & updates but it's quite rare for these updates & patches to be available before the virus has spread. (because they won't know that the virus is there when it strikes the 1st computers, and when they know it's there they have to find out how it disables norton and then they need to find out how to prevent it and then they need to build a patch & update based on that. And believe me that all of that doesn't happen in a few minutes)
All of this info might not be accurate since there has been some time since the last time I was messing with viruses and that kind of stuff.
But as I said, they want the virus to spread, the a-v protecting most computers is norton, so ofcourse getting past norton would make a huge amount of computers vulnerable. And that's exactly what they want.