Symantec labels church software as spyware

The Church of England's publishing arm has advised clergy to ignore Symantec security warnings, after its Norton Antivirus product wrongly identified church software as spyware.

Many Church of England vicars use a software tool called Visual Liturgy to plan, create and deliver church services. On July 8, Symantec issued a warning saying that a new virus had "a significant detrimental effect on Visual Liturgy," according to Church House Publishing (CHP), the publishing arm of the Church of England.

Norton's auto-update wrongly identified a file integral to Visual Liturgy as "Sniperspy," a piece of spyware. Symantec labels church software as spyware | CNET

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