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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2005, 07:07:09 pm »
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edit: as the main benefit, my old PIII-1000MHz still far outperforms most P4s weighed down by all those on-demand scanners.

If you have a decent heatsink you can get that up to 1.1ghz easy.
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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2005, 01:16:44 am »
Overclocking equals reduced processor lifetime even with improved cooling. a 100MHz gain is not worth it. I don't really have a need for it. I have a cheapy 1.8GHz AMD machine sitting unused in the shed.

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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2005, 07:59:28 am »
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A critical software bug has been discovered in several of the most widely used anti-virus programs. It could be exploited to take control of a computer or to steal information, according to an analysis produced by the independent security analyst who made the discovery.

The glitch affects 39 different Symantec products - including both home and enterprise versions of its anti-virus software. It resides within the Symantec anti-virus library, which is used by all of the packages.

The analyst, Alex Wheeler, discovered that a critical error occurs when the Symantec anti-virus library decompresses files from "RAR" format for analysis. An attacker could exploit the loophole to load unauthorised code onto a computer, and potentially to crack open its defences, he says.
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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2005, 09:06:15 am »
Not suprising. Norton AV chokes horribly on compressed files of any type I have noticed. Thanks for the news Nemesis.

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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2005, 11:11:36 am »
Overclocking equals reduced processor lifetime even with improved cooling. a 100MHz gain is not worth it. I don't really have a need for it. I have a cheapy 1.8GHz AMD machine sitting unused in the shed.

well if you don't need to overclock, then don't ;)


If the processor lifetime is diminished... well it lasts 7 years instead of 10.


Personally, i need to overclock it to run source (counterstrike)
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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2006, 09:17:30 am »
And Norton does it yet again:

http://safer-networking.org/en/news/2006-01-07.html

 ::)  >:(

One day they will get what they have coming.

Lets look at a typical malware identification checklist:

- resist uninstallation (x)
- persist after uninstallation attempts (x)
- reinstall after uninstallation or "by the roots" removal ()
- hide from the user (x)
- hide from the operating system (x)
- hide what they are doing * (x)
- damage the operating system (x)
- replace, interfere with, spoof, or hijack functions such as DNS resolution, home page, file associations and toolbars (x)
- create problems in order to sell you a "fix" for them (x)

Yup, there you have it...

Symantec - The David Hannum of PC software marketing...  >:(

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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2006, 11:11:40 am »
Wow that article from Sbybot S-D was scathing.

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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2006, 09:09:39 pm »
Due to my hi-jacking of the latter half of the thread I split the thread.  The other part is now Microsoft hero or villain have your say. Also Windows vs Linux.

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Re: Norton does it again...
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2006, 02:34:50 am »
Thanks Nem, good job.  :thumbsup:  I'll join in over there shortly...