Adodgy Symantec update brought pain for remaining Windows XP users, as it behaved as a virus.
Norton users suffered the update, which was released a day before the recent Labor Day US holiday weekend. In a statement, Symantec admitted the problem but downplayed its significance, saying: “This issue has now been resolved. The limited number of customers affected should run a Live Update to mitigate the issue.”
Extended support for Windows XP ended in April 2014 but the 12-year-old operating system is still widely used and there’s still a business, of sorts, selling security software to protect it from nasties.