Skip to comments.Norton Smites Ecclesiastical App
Posted on 08/04/2006 1:21:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A faulty definition update from Symantec left vicars in a quandary after it identified a popular ecclesiastical application as spyware.
An 8 July update to Norton Anti-Virus identified a key component of Visual Liturgy - a component called vlutils.dll - as a piece of malware called SniferSpy. Visual Liturgy is a legitimate application used by Church of England vicars to plan and deliver church services.
Symantec said a subsequent update to Norton Anti-Virus fixed the SNAFU.
However, Church House Publishing, the publishers of Visual Liturgy, said they have received no such assurances. Church House has advised users to ignore warnings from Norton Anti-Virus over the file, a situation it acknowledges is undesirable.
The issue triggered a storm of emails and phone calls to Church House from clergymen concerned that its software had exposed them to malware infestation or else, if their systems were set to automatically remove suspicious files, with non-functioning liturgical software. Church House has published an advisory explaining how to download and install potentially deleted components of its software.
Church House expressed disappointment with Symantec's "tardy" response to the issue. Symantec disputes this and says an update issued on 11 July corrects the misdiagnosis, ZDNet reports. ®
Symantec - Because someone has to program and test worse than Microsoft. ;)
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Wasn;t it Symantec whose net content filtering software blocked conservative sites, but let Marxist ones through? There was a thread on it a couple years ago.
Just a matter of time now until hackers find/alter/disseminate that dll library with a virus/trojan included.
An 8 July update to Norton Anti-Virus identified a key component of Visual Liturgy - a component called vlutils.dll - as a piece of malware called SniferSpy
Not to worry. Norton tends to identify spyware files, then not do anything effective about them.
Yeah, is it just me, or is Norton software a system hog?
I think Norton slows down things a lot.
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