Argument between Spybot maker, Symantec heats up

A simmering disagreement between the David and the Goliath of security developers, both of which are members of the Anti Spyware Coalition, has reached a boil. The dispute prompts questions of how nicely two competitors should be expected to play with each other and whether your security software will continue to work together.

Safer Networking, developer of the free Spybot-Search & Destroy antispyware program, said Friday that it will bring a motion in front of the Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) to expel Symantec, which develops Norton-branded products. If the motion is denied, then Safer Networking said that it would most likely leave the ASC. The ASC is an organization of security companies, researchers, and advocacy groups focused on defining and controlling spyware. PC World - Opinions - Argument between Spybot maker, Symantec heats up

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