11/14/2006

Microsoft flags Gmail as a virus

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:08 am

Gmail’s popularity may be viral, but the e-mail software is not a virus–despite a Microsoft alert.

From late last week until Sunday night, the Windows Live OneCare security software incorrectly flagged the Google e-mail service as a threat. A warning popped up when OneCare users opened the Gmail Web site, telling them that their systems were infected with a virus called “BAT/BWG.A.”

“This was a limited false positive issue with our antivirus protection,” a Microsoft representative said Monday. “After we became aware of the issue, we released a new antivirus signature that resolved the issue for our customers on Sunday evening.”

Source: News.com

 

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