This blog is primarily concerned with NIS 2007 (and a bit on NIS 08). I have nothing to say about more recent versions.

This blog is more or less dormant (except for occasional comments on related news), and is being left on-line as a historical record and perhaps as a warning to future generations of anti-virus coders.


So slooooooooooowwww....

I just clicked on Run LiveUpdate on my laptop.

It took about 30 seconds (and I'm trying to be accurate) for the LiveUpdate window to appear. What the hell was it doing for 30 seconds?

It found "Norton AntiVirus Virus Definitions, 33.0 KB" and "Total Download 33.0 KB". The download itself took just about one second, but then it wandered off for more than a minute to install 33KB.

What the hell is it doing in its little diminutive brain?

Maybe Symantec is participating in the Folding At Home protein folding project? Using our computers? Well - either that, or they're idiots.

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