Symantec mistakes open source tool for Trojan


A faulty update has caused Symantec to incorrectly detect the Zlob Trojan in the legitimate open source Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS) tool.

A Symantec spokesman did not immediately return a phone call from vnunet.com seeking additional information.

The false positives appear to be caused by a faulty update of Symantec's antivirus signatures distributed on 1 July. According to user comments, the problem was repaired on 3 July. Symantec mistakes open source tool for Trojan - Computeract!ve

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 7th July 2006 2:44AM