Windows Live OneCare flags Gmail as a virus


Gmail's popularity may be viral, but the email 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 email 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." Microsoft flags Gmail as a virus | CNET News.com

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 13th November 2006 10:13PM