Microsoft Security Essentials Removes Google Chrome Due To Faulty Definition File


Microsoft Security Essentials, the free security solution from Microsoft removed Google Chrome showing it as a threat. Many users reported on the same as they found Google Chrome gone missing on their PC’s after allowing MSE to remove some password-stealing Trojan as it warned.

Microsoft has now released a patch to correct the issue and stated that the problem was due to a faulty definition file.

Their statement from Malware protection center,

On September 30th, 2011, an incorrect detection for PWS:Win32/Zbot was identified. On September 30th, 2011, Microsoft released an update that addresses the issue. Signature versions 1.113.672.0 and higher include this update.

PWS:Win32/Zbot is a password-stealing trojan that monitors for visits to certain Web sites. It allows limited backdoor access and control and may terminate certain security-related processes

Source: Zdnet

  • Kruegerman

    Oops. One of those things that happened accidentally on purpose, I guess.  LOL.

    • rsgx

      Indeed. There is humour here.

  • Mr Hat

    I need to scan my computer before this fix is downloaded to be sure that nothing related to Google sits on my computer :)