Microsoft Security Patch Marked Google.com As Malware

Some of those who use Microsoft security software received a security patch a couple days ago that lead to malware warnings for users trying to visit Google.com. Softpedia posted a picture of the warning.

Microsoft quickly learned about the issue on their support forums and issued a patch yesterday to address the issue. Microsoft didn’t explain it was a Google specific issue but said:

On February 14, 2012, an incorrect detection for Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW was introduced. On February 14, 2012, Microsoft released an update that addresses the issue. Signature versions 1.119.1988.0 and higher include this update.

Of course, I am sure Microsoft didn’t mind some of those Google users looking for other search engines to use for the day.

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  • http://www.peejaan.blogspot.com/ paresh.spce

    Microsoft really make innovative products. in general terms every system and product are not give 100% proficiency. Same thing is here. so no need to make issue. Microsoft also big name in market. Google also a big name in market. they two are toppers in their fields. and their other competitors are still finding their mistakes….. But I suggest them doesn’t find mistakes see their virtues.

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk Nathaniel Bailey

    Lol was this yet another low attempt from MS to try and get more people from google to bing? Or was this simple an honest mistake? We from the time that it took MS to fix the problem I would say the later, but….

    MS / bing are not that much different from google when it comes to being willing to try any tactic to get more people to use their services over others!

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