View Full Version : Symantec pattern fires on Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3

2007-06-02, 23:28
Published: 2007-05-31,
Last Updated: 2007-05-31 19:09:25 UTC
by Maarten Van Horenbeeck (Version: 1)

We have received a couple of reports that Symantec Antivirus triggers on the file 'blindman.exe', part of the SpyBot Search & Destroy package. Apparently only the file included with version 1.3 was detected as a trojan, not the one included with the more recent version 1.4

Symantec has confirmed this issue occurred in the 05/30/2007 rev.020 Intelligence Update and LiveUpdate definitions. They've made available Rapid Release definition build 69173 (extended version 05/30/2007 rev. 035) to resolve the issue. LiveUpdate definitions that correct the issue were also published, version 90530ao (Sequence number: 69179; extended version 05/30/2007 rev.041).

Upgrade to Spybot-S&D version 1.4 unless OS is Windows 95

Version 1.4 :Systems Supported (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/paragraphs/spybotsd_ossupport.html)

Uninstalling Previous Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/howto/uninstall.html)

Spybot-S&D Version 1.4 Download (http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html)

Tutorial (http://www.spybot.info/en/tutorial/index.html)

Announcing betas: TeaTimer / Updater / Vista integration (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=9474)

Which fixes the GUI issue previously discussed here: Solution to fix the pop-ups in TeaTimer. (Spybot-S&D V 1.4) (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=122)

You can get the beta by Opening Spybot-S&D > Mode > Advanced Mode > Settings.

Go to the settings page, and enable beta updates to be able to see them when you're looking for updates.

Or see: Solution to fix the pop-ups in TeaTimer. (Spybot-S&D V 1.4) (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=122)