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Originally posted by theyknowmyname
I found this on the norton site. I searched with no .exe extention. I wonder if it's the same file?
Originally posted by CaptainCaveMan
The problem is not symantec or swapdrive.
The problem is the COO Ronald Schumann and CTO Marc Wallace of symantec.
Its like they are running there own little side business.
Which could be involved in selling peoples information to the pentagon.
This could be why, there was no announcement.
Perhaps the CEO and board, doesn't even know.
Both these guys have long military involvement and history's in electronic intelligence.
But mostly Schumann.
I wouldn't trust him.
Originally posted by DJMessiah
reply to post by dankanight13
That was me. XD
I was trying to warn whoever is doing it.
It wouldn't surprise me if there was a new virus out there being made with the same name as the file in question.
As for now, I would suggest everyone avoid searching websites for it, until there is an explanation by Norton.
Come to think about it, maybe they are removing posts about it to prevent people from googling it....? maybe they are not as evil as they seem...
Originally posted by rangersdad
Just some speculation here, could it be a program written by a Nigerian to gain access to your info so they can siphon your credit cards and bank accounts???
Originally posted by SpacePunk
Oh, yeah... RE2505, the internet tough guy line forms to the left.
Update, 2:23 p.m. ET:
Dave Cole, senior director of product management at Symantec, said the PIFTS file was part of a "diagnostics patch" shipped to Norton customers on Monday evening. The purpose of the update, Cole said, was to help determine how many customers would need to be migrated to newer versions of its software as more Windows users upgrade to Windows 7.
"We have to make sure before we migrate users to a new product that we can see what kind of load we can expect on our servers, and which customers are going to have to be moved up to the latest version of our product," Cole said.
As to why Symantec has been deleting posts about this from their user forum, Cole said the company noticed that minutes after the update went out hundreds of new users began registering on the forum, leaving inane and sometimes abusive comments.
"We want to be out there in the community, but by the same token, if we see abuse we will shut it down pretty quickly," Cole said. "There was no attempt at secrecy here, but people were spamming the forum and making it unusable to everyone."
Windows32 API Reference
The MessageBox function creates, displays, and operates a message box. The message box contains an application-defined message and title, plus any combination of predefined icons and push buttons.