Layer 8 reader Ken is a senior network engineer who's wondering what's up with Symantec these days - Norton Internet Security\/Antivirus 2005, in particular.Up until now Ken says he's been very happy with Norton and has recommended it to others. But then he ran into Norton Internet Security\/Antivirus 2005, which he says has forced him to uninstall, clean up and reinstall the software on three machines."Initial symptoms were slow boot\/shutdown and no\/limited Internet access. All I did was a uninstall\/delete every Symantec file I could find, reinstall, and now the machines seem to be working fine," he wrote Symantec. "From the reviews I have heard that Norton Internet Security 2006 is even worse."Ken's also unhappy with Symantec's slow response to the Sony rootkit kerfuffle. He pointed us to a Wired article that notes: "At first the company didn't consider XCP malware at all. It wasn't until Nov. 11 that Symantec posted a tool to remove the cloaking. As of Nov. 15, it is still wishy-washy about it, explaining that 'this rootkit was designed to hide a legitimate application, but it can be used to hide other objects, including malicious software.' The only thing that makes this rootkit legitimate is that a multinational corporation put it on your computer, not a criminal organization."Thanks to Ken for the heads-up on Norton 2005. If he hears back from Symantec with any info, we'll pass it along.