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Ironic detection by MSE
« on: October 01, 2011, 12:45:57 AM »
I just read this from ZDNet. Could this be another chapter in the Microsoft vs Google saga? LOL

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/users-report-microsoft-security-essentials-removes-google-chrome/4006?tag=nl.e589
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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2011, 12:57:34 AM »
Interesting. If it wasn't for the fact that I was using 5 licenses of AIS, I would use MSE, right or wrong.
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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011, 01:17:11 AM »
"This certainly isn’t the first time a defective antivirus signature has created some havoc among Windows users.
Remember the episode from April 2010 involving a McAfee definition that erased a key Windows system file and bricked
many thousands of enterprise systems worldwide?"
Most of us can remember an incident with avast!. It's also happened at AVG and many others.
I wouldn't start throwing bricks unless you're house is without windows.  :o
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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011, 01:24:59 AM »
"This certainly isn’t the first time a defective antivirus signature has created some havoc among Windows users.
Remember the episode from April 2010 involving a McAfee definition that erased a key Windows system file and bricked
many thousands of enterprise systems worldwide?"
Most of us can remember an incident with avast!. It's also happened at AVG and many others.
I wouldn't start throwing bricks unless you're house is without windows.  :o

I remember it well Bob.

It nailed three of my computers.

We managed to survive. :)

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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 01:30:38 AM »
"This certainly isn’t the first time a defective antivirus signature has created some havoc among Windows users.
Remember the episode from April 2010 involving a McAfee definition that erased a key Windows system file and bricked
many thousands of enterprise systems worldwide?"
Most of us can remember an incident with avast!. It's also happened at AVG and many others.
I wouldn't start throwing bricks unless you're house is without windows.  :o


This is what annoys me about stories like this crop up, with an AV having a FP on a big file...

Everyone is quick to make fun of other AVs when the inevitable false positive happens, yet when it happens with their AV they aren't happy and are quick to let people know about it...

The simple fact is that every AV will at some point encounter a FP, and occasionally it will have a large impact...

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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2011, 01:32:58 AM »
Very true SCOTT.

Thanks
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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2011, 04:14:39 AM »
All of that is true of course but you're missing my whole point. I wasn't throwing rocks at all I was just pointing out how ironic it was that a Microsoft product would detect a Google one as malware and delete it. It struck me as funny, hence the LOL in the original post.
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Re: MSE strikes again
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 04:31:15 AM »
I realised the irony and anti-competitive nature of it, I guess firefox is next in line ;D
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Re: Ironic detection by MSE
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011, 04:38:53 AM »
I Guess the only good thing about something like this is, At least it didn't bring the systems down.
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