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Forum Post: Shame on Norton/Symantec!!!

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 30, 2011, 2:20 a.m. EST by msheldon (3) from North Arlington, NJ
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Just discovered that Norton/Symantec is now doing its best to stop access to the OccupyWallSt.org website. Norton is identifying the site as a malicious one (with driveby downloads) and advising folks to exit the site. Time to say goodbye to Norton after being a customer for 20 years.



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[-] 2 points by o0snipabolt0o (6) from New York, NY 12 years ago

we got Anon by ourside if they want a hacker war

[-] 1 points by sudoname (1001) from Berkeley, CA 12 years ago

wow, norton vs anonymous, I don't even want to see that.

[-] 2 points by npowell85 (249) from Montana City, Mt 12 years ago

They are on the offensive... thats good, the corps are getting nervous. next they will be paying hackers to flood the site and shut it down...

[-] 1 points by msheldon (3) from North Arlington, NJ 12 years ago

Well, as of Tuesday afternoon (10/4), once again Norton/Symantec is doing its best to keep people from visiting OccupyWallSt.org and has reinstated its malicious website warning. I guess Norton/Symantec (and its major corporate partner, Comcast) don't like it too much when others exercise their 1st Amendment rights.

[-] 1 points by msheldon (3) from North Arlington, NJ 12 years ago

Some good news! As of Monday evening, Norton/Symantec is no longer classifying OccupyWallSt.org as a malicious website and coercing a redirect. This is particularly satisfying considering Comcast bundles the Norton Security Suite with its ISP service involving something like 20 million homes or nearly 100 million folks.

[-] 1 points by revg33k (429) from Woodstock, IL 12 years ago

As an IT person let me recommend a FREE alternative


Avira AntiVir Personal is out of Germany and totally free, it is not a good idea to be connected to the internet with out an antivirus on any windows computer, Linux and Apple can get away with it because they are bolth Unix based and it is harder for the virus to get the administrator permission it needs.

[-] 1 points by msheldon (3) from North Arlington, NJ 12 years ago

To see the "reasons" for the attempted blacklisting of OccupyWallSt.org on the part of Symantec: http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?name=occupywallst.org

To see the corporate interest on the part of Symantec's Board to make OccupyWallSt.org disappear: http://www.symantec.com/about/profile/management/

Trying to find the direct e-mail addresses of these folks so we can express our outrage but in the meantime here is Symantec's phone number:

Worldwide Headquarters

Mountain View, USA 350 Ellis Street Mountain View, CA 94043 USA Phone: +1 650-527-8000

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 12 years ago

wow.... they are just evil scum every which way...