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Microsoft antivirus software deletes Chrome browser

2011-10-03 11:53 by
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Around 3,000 Google Chrome users couldn't access or even find their browsers on Friday, thanks to a bug in Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) antivirus that tagged Google Chrome as a piece of malware.

The antivirus software appears to have identified Chrome as the PWS:Win32/Zbot virus, a variation of the Zeus trojan, and automatically blocked it or even removed it from customers' machines. Around 3,000 users were affected.

Meanwhile, Google's released an update to automatically repair Chrome for affected users.

"The Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 14.0.835.187, and the Beta channel has been updated to 15.0.874.58," says the company's Jason Kersey. "These updates should help repair Chrome installs that were broken due to the issue with Microsoft Security Essentials."

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