Symantec Fixes SystemWorks Vulnerability

Symantec Corp. has issued an update to its popular Norton SystemWorks software utility suite to remove a function that security researchers found could be exploited by malware to hide on a user's system.

The discovery was made in part by Mark Russinovich, the same Sysinternals researcher who investigated Sony BMG's anti-piracy software and revealed that the company was using "rootkits" to hide essential files from users and resist removal. Symantec also credits anti-virus maker F-Secure Corp.'s Blacklight team with helping to resolve the issue. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (

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