Chrome Deleted By Microsoft Security Essentials

It looks as if the Microsoft Security Essentials suite has mistaken Chrome from some user’s computers after it was labelled as being malware. Although Microsoft was able to fix the issue within a few hours, Google beat them to it by offering their own solution for users.

According to Mark Larson, an engineering manager at Google, said in a post on the Google blog.

“The Microsoft Security Essentials tool began falsely identifying Google Chrome as a piece of malware and removing it from people’s computers”.

But for those whose Chrome was unaffected by this issue, then he said;

“If Chrome is working correctly for you, then there’s no need to take any action,”

However, Microsoft merely confirmed the issue in a security bulletin they explained how and why this happened;

“An incorrect detection for PWS:Win32/Zbot was identified and as a result, Google Chrome was inadvertently blocked and in some cases removed”.

We are not sure just how many users of Chrome were affected by this; in fact, we are yet to hear of anyone that experienced it.

Source [Tech World]