Lawsuit Accuses Symantec of Scaring Customers

A lawsuit filed against Symantec Corp. claims that the software maker seeks to persuade consumers to buy its products by scaring them with misleading information about the health of their computers. The complaint alleges that Symantec distributes trial versions of its products that scan a consumer's system, then invariably report that harmful errors, privacy risks and other problems exists on the PC, regardless of the real condition of the machine.