Symantec Corp. has acknowledged a problem with the activation feature included in many of its latest product releases, and has posted a fix to solve the issue.
In Symantec products which require activation, a bug in the activation procedure forced users to enter and reenter the activation codes required for the software to work each time the PC was restarted. The bug affects Norton Antivirus 2004 as well as all other Symantec English-language products which carry the "2004" label as part of the products brand name.
Symantec officials previously acknowledged the problem as early as October, but since then the bug has prompted criticism from various sources.
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