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Symantec has withdrawn an update to its Norton consumer security software that branded Facebook a phishing site on Wednesday. The snafu meant that users of Norton Internet Security were blocked from accessing the social networking site and were told a "fraudulent web page" had been blocked, as illustrated in a discussion thread …

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MSE blocking Chrome...

Norton blocking facebook...

At last, antiviruses are getting efficient at finding the real malwares!

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Devil

For this and other many reasons

I tell my customer's that Symantec software is considered malware.

Its bloated, consumes memory and sometimes deletes files that your computer needs to work.

Mine is the one with shoe with fits...

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The lastest versions 2011 & 2012 are a lot better than they used to be; I considered switching to Norton when my licenses had to be renewed this year, in the end I get a better deal to stay with Kaspersky.

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True

Norton is considered to be pretty much the best now.

I was shocked myself having removed many older copies from friends home computers over the years.

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Anonymous Coward

Sounds about right.

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I wonder...

What the bet was for?

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Malware

"While wags might joke that Facebook is all about persuading punters to supply personal information to a website that ought not to be trusted"

Other wags might joke that Norton is malware that Facebook might be able to warn users about ;-)

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"even so mistakes sometimes occur"? Really?

Whether you like Facebook or not, they should be on the list of known commonly accessed non-malicious websites in the Q&A suite. Blocking them should be only slightly less embarrassing than blocking Google with the same error message.

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Seems to me...

...that blocking BOTH of them would be a good idea...being that they both data mine.

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Norton gets it right shocker!!!

Spot on first time!!!!!!!!

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Devil

Facebook Phishing Site

Must ... resist ... jokes ....

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Happy

Yes Facebook is a fraudulent web page

Really, who on this earth has 600 friends?

I think Symantec should have left the update in place, yes before you say it. I'm not on facebook or have 600 friends.

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Trollface

symantec

it could cause a problem, fortunately i have the cure. the super secret password for uninstalling norton is "symantec"

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Anonymous Coward

"......users were left dazed and confused"

I wonder how many have a new iPhone 4S (PMSL)

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Anonymous Coward

Works for me

Facebook is for people who don't have a life.

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I won't touch either

Not even with yours.

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FAIL

I wonder how many users complained that the "internet isn't working" just because facebook wasn't available.

More than you might think in all honesty.

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Coat

the bland blocking the bland

Symantec ? Really ? Have you ever met anyone who would recommend Symantec ?

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Anonymous Coward

Google: 'Symantec Sucks'

Some SW is so bad that it deserves a lifetime ban.

Norton AV is the best example in this category.

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Anonymous Coward

Norton got it right!

It should be mandatory for ALL security programs to block Farcebook!

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