FORTNITE players across the world have been locked out of the popular game thanks to an update released for the widely installed Norton Antivirus software.

A new version of the hated bloatware elected to block Epic Games’ popular title after mis-identifying one of the key files as a Trojan Horse program.

It doesn’t matter where you wanted to drop in, if you were using Norton’s security software you found yourself unable to log in

It doesn’t matter where you wanted to drop in, if you were using Norton’s security software you found yourself unable to log in.

It is unknown why the software, known for the frequency with which it blocks incorrect files and domains, flagged the file as a security risk.

A Trojan Horse program is a computer virus that comes disguised as, or hidden in, an innocuous looking program.

The hidden code allows an attacker to compromise your computer and either take control of it, report back about the data on it, or just capture what you’re doing and pass that onto a third party.

It was reported that the Fortnite file pakchunk0-windowsclient.sig was being incorrectly flagged as Trojan.Gen.NPE.2, which in turn stopped Fortnite from running after Norton kicked in to block access to the innocuous file. office.com/setup

Those still suffering from the problem can either restore the quarantined file using Norton’s security menu and exclude it from future scans, or update Norton manually.

Concerned users looking to upgrade their security should not that uninstalling Norton, which comes pre-installed on many PCs, will NOT fix the problem. visit for norton support

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