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Symantec sued in China

Date: June 04, 2007
By: Fiona Raisbeck

A Chinese man is suing information security giant Symantec for the collapse of his computer following an anti-virus update from the company last month.

The Southern Guangdong Province-based solicitor is taking legal action against Symantec for 1,644 yuan (£100) for losses caused by the automatic update of Norton Anti-Virus, according to reports.

The update, which was issued on May 18, was intended to fix two critical Windows XP files believed to be malware and deleted them instead, causing havoc for millions of Chinese PC users.
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