That's not right.
"You're only supposed to blow the bloody viruses up", shurely?
World of Warcraft denizens are complaining that an anti-virus update published by Symantec over the weekend falsely labelled a component of the game as potentially malign. Instead of throwing spells or wielding axes, fans of the role-playing game who choose Symantec for their security protection complain that the firms is …
If their crappy OS didn't allow just anybody to willy-nilly install stuff all over your computer it wouldn't be possible. There's a simple rule to follow: One program in one folder. You don't touch the registry; you don't make hidden files; you don't make rootkits; you don't touch anybody else's thing but your own (yeah, she knows what that means).
that DLL is used to scan system specifications for reporting to Blizzard. So someone unfamiliar with Blizzard's practice (i.e, someone who didn't read the EULA or the Terms of Service or the several messages Blizzard sent to users explaining that they would do so) might report it as a data collector.
So my guess is that this isn't so much Symantec getting a signature wrong as someone not reading the contracts they're entering into.
It's not likely they'll admit to that if that's the case, though.
And I'm not mistaken. See http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=113953399&pageNo=1&sid=1#2
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