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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Microsoft flags Gmail as a virus

CNET News.com: "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.' "
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