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Users report Microsoft Security Essentials removes Google Chrome


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:20 PM

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/users-report-microsoft-security-essentials-removes-google-chrome/4006?tag=nl.e589

By Ed Bott | September 30, 2011, 9:14am PDT

UPDATE 2, 11:15 AM PDT: A Microsoft spokesperson provides the following response via e-mail:

On September 30th, 2011, an incorrect detection for PWS:Win32/Zbot was identified and as a result, Google Chrome was inadvertently blocked and in some cases removed from customers PCs. We have already fixed the issue - we released an updated signature (1.113.672.0) at 9:57 am PDT - but approximately 3,000 customers were impacted. Affected customers should manually update Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) with the latest signatures. To do this, simply launch MSE, go to the update tab and click the Update button, and then reinstall Google Chrome. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused our customers.

The response does not provide any guidance for Forefront customers who have been affected by this issue. I've also asked for clarification on the "approximately 3,000 customers" figure. If a Forefront installation covering hundreds or thousands of users is counted as a single customer, the actual number of affected PCs could be considerably higher.


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:57 AM

This has been fixed. MSE users should update accordingly. From C-Net.




http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20114600-264/microsoft-falsely-labels-chrome-as-malware/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20




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