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Your anti-virus could be crashing your computer or browser

Your anti-virus could be crashing your computer or browser
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Norton users who have upgraded to the 2015 edition of the software are suffering from the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. The crash occurs on devices that are using TrueCrypt, software that encrypts your hard drive.

The issue first appeared in mid-December, and still hasn't been fixed. It appears to only affect people using Windows 8.1.

After the issue was publicized in The Register, Norton claimed that a fix was in the works. Here's the company's statement:

Norton is aware of this issue and is working to provide a fix as quickly as possible to its customers. In the interim, we are working with our customers on mitigation options. Our top priority is ensuring that our customers are protected and we will continue to share information as it becomes available.

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