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(Security Week)   Symantec has successfully removed the following CEOs: Steve Bennett. ✓ Your system is now clean   (securityweek.com) divider line 22
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2014-03-21 12:30:09 AM  
Is this going to make Norton anything other than a giant hulking bag of bogging crapware?

If not, I don't care.
 
2014-03-21 12:54:07 AM  

derpy: Is this going to make Norton anything other than a giant hulking bag of bogging crapware?

If not, I don't care.


This.  I haven't had a norton product in about 10 years.  Don't miss it.
 
2014-03-21 12:56:10 AM  
They already caught another CEO. Get a Mac Symantec.
 
2014-03-21 02:18:27 AM  
Anybody else remember the botched patch that revealed that Norton Antivirus was sending reports to a server in Quantico? This was probably about ten years back and Norton came up with a bullshiat excuse for it, blaming the people who brought the problem to their attention for causing it, and then it was never mentioned again.

Uninstalled Norton that day and have never used a Symantec product since.
 
2014-03-21 06:56:59 AM  

Anonymous Bosch: Anybody else remember the botched patch that revealed that Norton Antivirus was sending reports to a server in Quantico? This was probably about ten years back and Norton came up with a bullshiat excuse for it, blaming the people who brought the problem to their attention for causing it, and then it was never mentioned again.

Uninstalled Norton that day and have never used a Symantec product since.


What AV program do you use?

.Inquiring mind (really) wants to know
 
2014-03-21 08:04:20 AM  
The last time they ousted a CEO was 2012. That's a high rate of turnover. There are fewer and fewer technically illiterate PC users buying Norton's just because they have heard of it, and executive parasites who are only making millions, not billions blame the guy at the top. Maybe they should bring back Peter Norton.
 
2014-03-21 08:12:48 AM  
We've been using Kaspersky at work for a long time. It's been really great, but now because of the things happening in Russia, might have to consider other options... But Symantec isn't one of them.
 
2014-03-21 08:13:24 AM  
Especially after what they did with Backup Exec...
 
2014-03-21 08:18:05 AM  
A couple of days ago, I had a side job to clean up someone's PC, which had been running slow and popping up odd messages. Sure enough, it had Norton on it, and Malwarebytes cleaned up 14 different infections that Norton had let through.

/getting a kick
 
2014-03-21 08:41:14 AM  
Heh, just this week we upgraded to Symantec "cloud" antivirus.

/actually seems like a decent improvement in central management vs. server based SEP.
 
2014-03-21 08:45:07 AM  

BrotherJew: derpy: Is this going to make Norton anything other than a giant hulking bag of bogging crapware?

If not, I don't care.

This. I haven't had a norton product in about 10 years. Don't miss it.


Same here.  The DRM plus the damn thing was more malware than anything it might have stopped from getting on your computer.
 
2014-03-21 09:36:28 AM  
If it like Symantec normally runs, Steve Bennett infections will keep popping up for years, and eventually hose the company up.
 
2014-03-21 09:46:21 AM  
The last few laptops that had memory and lag issues were mostly due to Symantec products. Trying to uninstall the software showed it refused to fully uninstall without doing a manual registry deletion of it to get totally rid of it. I stopped using them a decade ago over the same crap, so I was somewhat surprised that their software still had not changed.
 
2014-03-21 09:51:06 AM  
I find it funny that everyone thinks anti-virus is Symantecs only product that they bought and ruined. Endpoint products (which anti-virus is only a part of) make up only 43% of their revenue. Other corporate products and services make up the rest including encryption, authentication, and SEIM solutions.

/firing their CEO is a good thing.
 
2014-03-21 09:51:39 AM  

macdaddy357: The last time they ousted a CEO was 2012. That's a high rate of turnover. There are fewer and fewer technically illiterate PC users buying Norton's just because they have heard of it, and executive parasites who are only making millions, not billions blame the guy at the top. Maybe they should bring back Peter Norton.


Symantec is hopelessly lost.  They grew through so many acquisitions but they have no clear acquisition plan.   Seriously they show up, slap Symantec signs on the office of the new place, give them symantec.com email addresses and leave.  Go to the products page of their site, they have stuff that is in direct competition with other things they have, built by different teams that don't communicate.  I did some staff augmentation consulting there and it was a joke, asking a question takes a week just for them to find who to ask.

Bennett had some good ideas, but I knew there is no way the board would let him continue to think and act long term.   It's just not how they roll.
 
2014-03-21 10:00:26 AM  
Good.

Throw Vontu into the sun so I can take what remains of their dwindling market share.

<-- direct competitor
 
2014-03-21 10:12:44 AM  
The only thing worse than our steam of false positives from SEP is the spamfest that MessageLabs lets flood in.
 
2014-03-21 10:41:34 AM  
As a former Symantec employee, let me just say this: good!

Ever since they destroyed Altiris (which they bought and subsequently wrecked), I have had absolutely nothing good to say about them!  All they need to do now is go chapter 7.
 
2014-03-21 12:28:14 PM  
"Brown joined Symantec's board of directors following the company's merger with VERITAS Software in July 2005"

What happened after Veritas' products after the company was purchased by Symantec is reason alone for that company to die.

Their backup products were wonderful and pretty much the standard by which all other business backup solutions were measured.  Each release under Symantec has gotten progressively worse to the point that Backup Exec 2012 is unusable.  Even Symantec techs say don't use it.
 
2014-03-21 01:29:09 PM  
Norton was sure good at putting a lot of meaningless junk on the screen for no apparent reason.   Not that I can really talk, as my work uses McAfee.
 
2014-03-21 02:52:42 PM  
Oh damn.

I didn't realize Enrique was pushed out in 2012.

He was a nice guy to work for.  It was nicer when they put a few layers of bureaucracy between the consumer executive escalations team I was on and the executives though.
 
2014-03-21 07:14:43 PM  
They probably picked up that CEO from a pr0n site. They're tough to get rid of.

CEO's are sneaky like that.
 
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