I gave you the best hour of my life!
Ok, it wasn’t that bad.
Symantec, apparently deployed a new version of Live Update today, and it apparently wasn’t well tested. After days of serious virus catches, it updated, and live updated, doesn’t function. I uninstall, reinstall, uninstall again, clear registry out a bit, search for files, look in Knowledge Base, reinstall. I got it working (think they disabled that update for now).
What a mess.
So for any Symantec engineer reading this. THANK YOU. That was fun 🙁
Try beta testing next time.
Why can’t people just take proper precautions:
- Firewall. I have 3, Win XP firewall/OS X Firewall, Sygate Personal Firewall (laptop), and a Netgear Hardware firewall (w/ SPI). All you really need is 1.
- Virus Scan
- Secure up to date software. At the very least, update Windows. Use a good email client like Mozilla.
Viruses are a real pain in the butt. And avoidable for all but the first few to get infected.