Microsoft security bungle causes Google Chrome to be diagnosed as malware

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Microsoft security bungle causes Google Chrome to be diagnosed as malware.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/10/f0wQU.jpg[/newsimage]It's been a strange past two days for Microsoft. Online security company Sophos criticized the Redmond software giant's recent Windows 8 developer preview on Friday for its lackluster anti-virus detection. A new security flub involving Internet Explorer rival Google Chrome, however, could easily be mistaken as overcompensation.


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McAfee have similar or much worse detection fubar’s at least once a month. At least M$ aren’t deleting vital system files


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I’ve used Chrome, Microsoft actually got this one right.


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nothing serious. Chrome is as tough as some virus and is able to repair itself provided the “Google Update” stuff is still functional. :bigsmile:


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[QUOTE=olddancer;2605932]I’ve used Chrome, Microsoft actually got this one right.[/QUOTE]

I agree, what Chrome did to my carefully organized favorites files caused my to remove it… right before I realized the easy way to recover from chrome screwing me over was to switch to my most recent clone.

I clone my entire OS drive weekly.

a clone can be swapped in and get the computer running again in about 90seconds, system recovery takes an hour or longer.

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#6

Almost kind of sounds like MS is up to its old games…


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A cynic might question whether this was really an accident. :wink:


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[QUOTE=philamber;2606317]A cynic might question whether this was really an accident. ;)[/QUOTE] A real cynic would believe that the only accident was, that Firefox, LibreOffice etc. were NOT detected as malware. :cool: