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Symantec Acknowledges XP SP3, Vista SP1 Registry Corruption

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Old 06-09-2008
Alan
 

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Symantec Acknowledges XP SP3, Vista SP1 Registry Corruption
Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption

You'll recall an earlier story on registry corruption for certain users
upgrading to Windows XP SP3. The cases of registry corruption seemed to have
a common thread: Symantec security products. Originally Symantec blamed
Microsoft, but in a post on a Symantec support forum, a senior manager with
Symantec indicated the fault may indeed lie with Symantec's products.

Reese Anschultz said users of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and
Norton 360 should switch off the "SymProtect" feature before trying to
install XP SP3.

================================================== =======

"After a lot of testing, we've reproduced a number of different cases
where applying the XP SP3 upgrade adds additional registry keys within
already existing Symantec registry keys. The Symantec keys affected vary
from machine to machine and the effects of these added keys vary as
well. We are still trying to understand why the upgrade is adding these
keys. We have determined that the SymProtect feature is involved, though
this issue is not exclusive to Symantec customers. We've seen reports from
various users who are not running Symantec products.

"To help prevent this issue from occurring, you should disable
SymProtect prior to installing the Windows XP SP3 upgrade. This setting,
in Norton Internet Security 2008 and Norton AntiVirus 2008, can be found
within the Options page as "Turn on protection for Norton products." In this
case you should uncheck the box prior to the upgrade. After the upgrade is
complete, please remember to re-enable this feature.

"It should be noted, however, that this workaround only addresses issues
with Symantec products. You may still run into similar problems with other
products affected by this XP SP3 upgrade issue. For Norton SystemWorks 2008
you have to go to the Advanced Options UI that is under Settings. Next,
click on "Norton SystemWorks Options" and select the General tab. Lastly,
uncheck the box that says, "Turn on protection for my Symantec product".

"For Norton SystemWorks 2008 Premier you can use either the previous
instructions or the Norton AntiVirus instructions.

"For Norton 360, disable the "SymProtect Tamper Protection" quick
control within the settings page.

"For those who have already applied the upgrade and are running into
problems, we're working on a stand-alone tool that would delete the
extraneous registry keys. We'll post that on this forum as soon as it's
available.

================================================== ===============

No post of a tool yet. Additionally, a later post on the same thread seemed
to indicate a similar issue with the installation of Vista SP1, although
that same Symantec manager noted they hadn't noted such reports previously.

Last week, Symantec blamed a Microsoft file named fixccs.exe, part of the XP
SP3 upgrade package, for the extra registry entries. Now, however, it seems
that it was a combination of fixccs.exe and SymProtect which caused the
issue. SymProtect is technology designed to protect Symantec security
software from being hacked by malware.

"Fixccs.exe adds registry keys during the SP3 update process and then
attempts to delete them," said a Symantec spokeswoman. "SymProtect prevents
changes to the registry keys. Thus, it prevents the deletion of the keys
added by fixccs.exe."

Makes sense, right? Of course, as noted in the forum post, Symantec
continues to contend that the registry problems are not exclusive to
Symantec products.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

http://technologyexpert.blogspot.com...n-windows.html


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Old 06-09-2008
Alan
 

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Re: Symantec Acknowledges XP SP3, Vista SP1 Registry Corruption
And, there now IS a tool from Symantec that fixes this problem. Go to
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...08051623552079

================================================== ===

Problems occur after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista
Service Pack 1 with a Norton 2008 product installed
Numerous registry keys are added when you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack
3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton product installed. Because
of these registry keys, you may experience one or more of the following
symptoms:

a.. Windows Device Manager is empty
b.. Missing Wireless network adaptors or other hardware devices
c.. Unable to connect using a wireless adapter
During the upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service
Pack 1, a tool called Fixccs.exe creates a series of registry keys in many
locations (some of them within the Symantec registry keys) but is unable to
remove them.

Symantec has developed a tool to remove the registry entries that were added
during the Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista SP 1 upgrade. Download
and run the tool to automatically remove the registry entries.

==========================================

Alan

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"Alan" <somewhere@nospam.not> wrote in message
news:u%235Hw4byIHA.5832@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption
>
> Wednesday, May 28, 2008
>
> Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption
>
> You'll recall an earlier story on registry corruption for certain users
> upgrading to Windows XP SP3. The cases of registry corruption seemed to
> have a common thread: Symantec security products. Originally Symantec
> blamed Microsoft, but in a post on a Symantec support forum, a senior
> manager with Symantec indicated the fault may indeed lie with Symantec's
> products.
>
> Reese Anschultz said users of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus
> and Norton 360 should switch off the "SymProtect" feature before trying to
> install XP SP3.
>
> ================================================== =======
>
> "After a lot of testing, we've reproduced a number of different cases
> where applying the XP SP3 upgrade adds additional registry keys within
> already existing Symantec registry keys. The Symantec keys affected vary
> from machine to machine and the effects of these added keys vary as
> well. We are still trying to understand why the upgrade is adding these
> keys. We have determined that the SymProtect feature is involved, though
> this issue is not exclusive to Symantec customers. We've seen reports
> from various users who are not running Symantec products.
>
> "To help prevent this issue from occurring, you should disable
> SymProtect prior to installing the Windows XP SP3 upgrade. This
> setting, in Norton Internet Security 2008 and Norton AntiVirus 2008, can
> be found within the Options page as "Turn on protection for Norton
> products." In this case you should uncheck the box prior to the upgrade.
> After the upgrade is complete, please remember to re-enable this feature.
>
> "It should be noted, however, that this workaround only addresses
> issues with Symantec products. You may still run into similar problems
> with other products affected by this XP SP3 upgrade issue. For Norton
> SystemWorks 2008 you have to go to the Advanced Options UI that is under
> Settings. Next, click on "Norton SystemWorks Options" and select the
> General tab. Lastly, uncheck the box that says, "Turn on protection for my
> Symantec product".
>
> "For Norton SystemWorks 2008 Premier you can use either the previous
> instructions or the Norton AntiVirus instructions.
>
> "For Norton 360, disable the "SymProtect Tamper Protection" quick
> control within the settings page.
>
> "For those who have already applied the upgrade and are running into
> problems, we're working on a stand-alone tool that would delete
> the extraneous registry keys. We'll post that on this forum as soon as
> it's available.
>
> ================================================== ===============
>
> No post of a tool yet. Additionally, a later post on the same thread
> seemed to indicate a similar issue with the installation of Vista SP1,
> although that same Symantec manager noted they hadn't noted such reports
> previously.
>
> Last week, Symantec blamed a Microsoft file named fixccs.exe, part of the
> XP SP3 upgrade package, for the extra registry entries. Now, however, it
> seems that it was a combination of fixccs.exe and SymProtect which caused
> the issue. SymProtect is technology designed to protect Symantec security
> software from being hacked by malware.
>
> "Fixccs.exe adds registry keys during the SP3 update process and then
> attempts to delete them," said a Symantec spokeswoman. "SymProtect
> prevents changes to the registry keys. Thus, it prevents the deletion of
> the keys added by fixccs.exe."
>
> Makes sense, right? Of course, as noted in the forum post, Symantec
> continues to contend that the registry problems are not exclusive to
> Symantec products.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
> http://technologyexpert.blogspot.com...n-windows.html
>
>



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Old 06-09-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 

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Re: Symantec Acknowledges XP SP3, Vista SP1 Registry Corruption
The best fix is ... * UNinstall all Symantec garbage * !!!
These 2 are free ones that are compatible with Windows and they will
protect the system without being toxic towards it:

Antivir http://www.avira.com/
Avast http://www.avast.com/


MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



Alan wrote:

> And, there now IS a tool from Symantec that fixes this problem. Go to
> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...08051623552079
>
> ================================================== ===
>
> Problems occur after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista
> Service Pack 1 with a Norton 2008 product installed
> Numerous registry keys are added when you upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack
> 3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton product installed. Because
> of these registry keys, you may experience one or more of the following
> symptoms:
>
> a.. Windows Device Manager is empty
> b.. Missing Wireless network adaptors or other hardware devices
> c.. Unable to connect using a wireless adapter
> During the upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service
> Pack 1, a tool called Fixccs.exe creates a series of registry keys in many
> locations (some of them within the Symantec registry keys) but is unable to
> remove them.
>
> Symantec has developed a tool to remove the registry entries that were added
> during the Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista SP 1 upgrade. Download
> and run the tool to automatically remove the registry entries.
>
> ==========================================
>
> Alan
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> "Alan" <somewhere@nospam.not> wrote in message
> news:u%235Hw4byIHA.5832@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>
>>Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption
>>
>>Wednesday, May 28, 2008
>>
>>Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption
>>
>>You'll recall an earlier story on registry corruption for certain users
>>upgrading to Windows XP SP3. The cases of registry corruption seemed to
>>have a common thread: Symantec security products. Originally Symantec
>>blamed Microsoft, but in a post on a Symantec support forum, a senior
>>manager with Symantec indicated the fault may indeed lie with Symantec's
>>products.
>>
>>Reese Anschultz said users of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus
>>and Norton 360 should switch off the "SymProtect" feature before trying to
>>install XP SP3.
>>
>>================================================ =========
>>
>> "After a lot of testing, we've reproduced a number of different cases
>>where applying the XP SP3 upgrade adds additional registry keys within
>>already existing Symantec registry keys. The Symantec keys affected vary
>>from machine to machine and the effects of these added keys vary as
>>well. We are still trying to understand why the upgrade is adding these
>>keys. We have determined that the SymProtect feature is involved, though
>>this issue is not exclusive to Symantec customers. We've seen reports
>>from various users who are not running Symantec products.
>>
>> "To help prevent this issue from occurring, you should disable
>>SymProtect prior to installing the Windows XP SP3 upgrade. This
>>setting, in Norton Internet Security 2008 and Norton AntiVirus 2008, can
>>be found within the Options page as "Turn on protection for Norton
>>products." In this case you should uncheck the box prior to the upgrade.
>>After the upgrade is complete, please remember to re-enable this feature.
>>
>> "It should be noted, however, that this workaround only addresses
>>issues with Symantec products. You may still run into similar problems
>>with other products affected by this XP SP3 upgrade issue. For Norton
>>SystemWorks 2008 you have to go to the Advanced Options UI that is under
>>Settings. Next, click on "Norton SystemWorks Options" and select the
>>General tab. Lastly, uncheck the box that says, "Turn on protection for my
>>Symantec product".
>>
>> "For Norton SystemWorks 2008 Premier you can use either the previous
>>instructions or the Norton AntiVirus instructions.
>>
>> "For Norton 360, disable the "SymProtect Tamper Protection" quick
>>control within the settings page.
>>
>> "For those who have already applied the upgrade and are running into
>>problems, we're working on a stand-alone tool that would delete
>>the extraneous registry keys. We'll post that on this forum as soon as
>>it's available.
>>
>>================================================ =================
>>
>>No post of a tool yet. Additionally, a later post on the same thread
>>seemed to indicate a similar issue with the installation of Vista SP1,
>>although that same Symantec manager noted they hadn't noted such reports
>>previously.
>>
>>Last week, Symantec blamed a Microsoft file named fixccs.exe, part of the
>>XP SP3 upgrade package, for the extra registry entries. Now, however, it
>>seems that it was a combination of fixccs.exe and SymProtect which caused
>>the issue. SymProtect is technology designed to protect Symantec security
>>software from being hacked by malware.
>>
>>"Fixccs.exe adds registry keys during the SP3 update process and then
>>attempts to delete them," said a Symantec spokeswoman. "SymProtect
>>prevents changes to the registry keys. Thus, it prevents the deletion of
>>the keys added by fixccs.exe."
>>
>>Makes sense, right? Of course, as noted in the forum post, Symantec
>>continues to contend that the registry problems are not exclusive to
>>Symantec products.
>>
>>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~
>>
>>http://technologyexpert.blogspot.com...n-windows.html
>>
>>

>
>
>

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Old 06-09-2008
Alan
 

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Re: Symantec Acknowledges XP SP3, Vista SP1 Registry Corruption
Hi Mow,

I'm an Avast user myself.

I just thought I'd post that message about Symantec as a public service
announcement. :->

Alan

"MowGreen [MVP]" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
news:uPQyskmyIHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> The best fix is ... * UNinstall all Symantec garbage * !!!
> These 2 are free ones that are compatible with Windows and they will
> protect the system without being toxic towards it:
>
> Antivir http://www.avira.com/
> Avast http://www.avast.com/
>
>
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> ===============
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ===============
>
>
>
> Alan wrote:
>
>> And, there now IS a tool from Symantec that fixes this problem. Go to
>> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...08051623552079
>>
>> ================================================== ===
>>
>> Problems occur after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows
>> Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton 2008 product installed
>> Numerous registry keys are added when you upgrade to Windows XP Service
>> Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 with a Norton product installed.
>> Because of these registry keys, you may experience one or more of the
>> following symptoms:
>>
>> a.. Windows Device Manager is empty
>> b.. Missing Wireless network adaptors or other hardware devices
>> c.. Unable to connect using a wireless adapter
>> During the upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista Service
>> Pack 1, a tool called Fixccs.exe creates a series of registry keys in
>> many locations (some of them within the Symantec registry keys) but is
>> unable to remove them.
>>
>> Symantec has developed a tool to remove the registry entries that were
>> added during the Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Vista SP 1 upgrade.
>> Download and run the tool to automatically remove the registry entries.
>>
>> ==========================================
>>
>> Alan
>>
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>
>> "Alan" <somewhere@nospam.not> wrote in message
>> news:u%235Hw4byIHA.5832@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption
>>>
>>>Wednesday, May 28, 2008
>>>
>>>Symantec Admits Fault in Windows XP SP3 Registry Corruption
>>>
>>>You'll recall an earlier story on registry corruption for certain users
>>>upgrading to Windows XP SP3. The cases of registry corruption seemed to
>>>have a common thread: Symantec security products. Originally Symantec
>>>blamed Microsoft, but in a post on a Symantec support forum, a senior
>>>manager with Symantec indicated the fault may indeed lie with Symantec's
>>>products.
>>>
>>>Reese Anschultz said users of Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus
>>>and Norton 360 should switch off the "SymProtect" feature before trying
>>>to install XP SP3.
>>>
>>>=============================================== ==========
>>>
>>> "After a lot of testing, we've reproduced a number of different cases
>>> where applying the XP SP3 upgrade adds additional registry keys within
>>> already existing Symantec registry keys. The Symantec keys affected
>>> vary from machine to machine and the effects of these added keys
>>> vary as well. We are still trying to understand why the upgrade is
>>> adding these keys. We have determined that the SymProtect feature is
>>> involved, though this issue is not exclusive to Symantec customers.
>>> We've seen reports from various users who are not running Symantec
>>> products.
>>>
>>> "To help prevent this issue from occurring, you should disable
>>> SymProtect prior to installing the Windows XP SP3 upgrade. This
>>> setting, in Norton Internet Security 2008 and Norton AntiVirus 2008,
>>> can be found within the Options page as "Turn on protection for Norton
>>> products." In this case you should uncheck the box prior to the upgrade.
>>> After the upgrade is complete, please remember to re-enable this
>>> feature.
>>>
>>> "It should be noted, however, that this workaround only addresses
>>> issues with Symantec products. You may still run into similar problems
>>> with other products affected by this XP SP3 upgrade issue. For Norton
>>> SystemWorks 2008 you have to go to the Advanced Options UI that is under
>>> Settings. Next, click on "Norton SystemWorks Options" and select the
>>> General tab. Lastly, uncheck the box that says, "Turn on protection for
>>> my Symantec product".
>>>
>>> "For Norton SystemWorks 2008 Premier you can use either the previous
>>> instructions or the Norton AntiVirus instructions.
>>>
>>> "For Norton 360, disable the "SymProtect Tamper Protection" quick
>>> control within the settings page.
>>>
>>> "For those who have already applied the upgrade and are running into
>>> problems, we're working on a stand-alone tool that would delete
>>> the extraneous registry keys. We'll post that on this forum as soon as
>>> it's available.
>>>
>>>=============================================== ==================
>>>
>>>No post of a tool yet. Additionally, a later post on the same thread
>>>seemed to indicate a similar issue with the installation of Vista SP1,
>>>although that same Symantec manager noted they hadn't noted such reports
>>>previously.
>>>
>>>Last week, Symantec blamed a Microsoft file named fixccs.exe, part of the
>>>XP SP3 upgrade package, for the extra registry entries. Now, however, it
>>>seems that it was a combination of fixccs.exe and SymProtect which caused
>>>the issue. SymProtect is technology designed to protect Symantec security
>>>software from being hacked by malware.
>>>
>>>"Fixccs.exe adds registry keys during the SP3 update process and then
>>>attempts to delete them," said a Symantec spokeswoman. "SymProtect
>>>prevents changes to the registry keys. Thus, it prevents the deletion of
>>>the keys added by fixccs.exe."
>>>
>>>Makes sense, right? Of course, as noted in the forum post, Symantec
>>>continues to contend that the registry problems are not exclusive to
>>>Symantec products.
>>>
>>>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~
>>>
>>>http://technologyexpert.blogspot.com...n-windows.html
>>>
>>>

>>
>>


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