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FAQ: Why does Norton AntiVirus 9.0 detect one of the DLL's in ArcGIS 8.3 as spyware?

Question

Why does Norton AntiVirus 9.0 detect one of the DLL's in ArcGIS 8.3 as spyware?

Answer

This detection only occurs with Norton 9.0 and ArcGIS 8.3. The exceltools.dll is detected as spyware by Norton Antivirus 9.0. This detection is a false positive and the .dll is clean.