Ok, so I have an old notebook with Norton AV. I was on it earlier and got a pop up from Norton asking if I wanted PIFTS.exe to access the internet. I had no clue what PIFTS.exe is so I decided to google it and see. Googling didn’t help for shit, so I decided to go to the Norton forums and ask there. I started a thread and immediately got a couple responses saying that it’s popping up on a lot of computers using Norton and no one knows what it is but that something fishy is going on. The replies also said to not be surprised if my thread gets deleted, which I thought was kind of odd. Anyway, I checked my email and checked the forums here then went to check on my thread on the Norton forums. Amazingly, my thread was gone and my posting rights revoked! Kind of an odd thing thing for Norton to do I thought, but obviously they don’t want people talking about whatever PIFTS.exe is, at least on there forums.
Anyway, I denied PIFTS.exe access to the internet, but still wondering what it is, I got the phone number to Norton customer service and decided to give them a call. What a fucking waste of time? I just kept getting the runaround. I was transferred at least four times. At one point I was transferred to the virus removal dept. There, the guy told me that PIFTS.exe is just a Norton update and that I should allow it internet access, but wouldn’t elaborate any further and then transferred me to a supervisor who told me the same thing without further elaboration. Eventually I just hung up.
Long story short, what’s PIFTS.exe and why would my thread asking on the Norton forums regarding it be deleted?