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Microsoft updates antivirus after falsely labeling Chrome as malware

By Jos
Oct 4, 2011
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  1. Microsoft has made changes to its Security Essentials, Forefront and Defender software after it falsely identified Google's Chrome browser as a well-known online banking Trojan called Zeus and blocked it…

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  2. katoDRAGON

    katoDRAGON TS Rookie

    It's almost like MS did this on purpose
     
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  3. Why update it? MS Security Essentials is not very far at all from reality.....
     
  4. Well, it is malware for them.
     
  5. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,413   +566

    Well played Microsoft.
    Well played.
     
  6. aspleme

    aspleme TS Enthusiast Posts: 56

    I guess browser competition is more serious than I realized...
     
  7. MSE works great for me, (Bing User)...
     
  8. hahah i got this false positive trying to go back to chrome couple days ago. installed it this time with MSE disabled. Glad it finally got fixed anyway.
     
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,923   +151

    Indeed.
     
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,711   +1,083

    I wonder what about Chrome tripped the Malware checker in Security Essentials. Google has been known to record a lot of user data after all.
     
  11. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    Chrome might not be Malware, but it is definitely Spyware.
     
  12. UnknownSky

    UnknownSky TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Accidents do happen :D.....
    Or at least that's what they'll say ^_^
     
  13. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 114

    LOL I bet they wish that 3,000 figure was 30,000,000. ;)
     
  14. The5Xfactor

    The5Xfactor TS Rookie Posts: 21

    <quote>Microsoft has made changes to its Security Essentials, Forefront and Defender software after it falsely identified Google's Chrome browser as a well-known online banking Trojan called Zeus and blocked it from users' computers</quote>

    LOL, that's was good 10 minute laugh
     
  15. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Haven't had any issues personally, but this is indeed funny.
     

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