Cupertino, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2004) — Symantec, a global provider of information security software and services, has found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit filed by a San Diego-based software concern, charging Symantec unfairly categorized its proprietary product as “spyware.”

According to CNET, TrekEight, the manufacturer and marketer of Spyware Nuker — a product that it said identifies and removes spyware on computer hard drives —  claims Symantec's Web site and its flagship Norton AntiVirus software has repeatedly identified  TrekEight's software as a potentially damaging piece of "adware."

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