The security flaw could allow attackers to install malware able to survive hardware formatting.
Following a similar move by HP this week, Symantec makes public that it will split into two companies, one for security and one for information management.
The company is allegedly pondering a separation, with one company devoted to security and another focused on storage, reports Bloomberg.
Symantec's widely used and much maligned line of Norton security suites will get a major overhaul in September.
Chinese officials no longer approve the use of the two antivirus software vendors, according to reports.
Norton's password manager doesn't hit you with a subscription fee, yet it syncs all your stuff between desktop, Web and mobile apps. Plus: a remastered classic game on sale!
Silicon Valley is pouring more money into Internet security companies than ever before.
The software maker reports sales that beat Wall Street's expectations, but it's still trying to regain relevance and find new ways to sell its software.
By not properly vetting the Superfish adware, Lenovo became the most recent unwitting example of broken links in the software supply chain.
Board member Michael Brown will serve as interim CEO while maker of Norton antivirus software hunts for its second chief executive in two years.