Norton IS a virus !
Well done Norton, another coup from the worlds most irritating antivirus provider. By some definitions Norton 'Antivirus' IS a virus. Why ? I hear you ask............
1)It is often installed WITHOUT explicit permission from users (pre-installed bloatware) and will then try to trick users into handing over credit card details when the trial has expired.
2)It SERIOUSLY degrades system performance (As an aside, I once found a machine with a 30gb norton quarantine folder...some malware unpacker thing which norton couldn't detect was dutifully unpacking malware for months which norton continuously detected and quarantined)
3)It tries to prevent itself from being legitimately uninstalled
4)It deletes valuable files without asking first (many hack / repair tools give false positives which norton may delete without asking)
And why do many lusers still think norton is a Good Thing ? seems they had one decent product from back in 1994 or somesuch which made them a good name which still endures. Norton are clearly the AOL of antivirus solutions.