Microsoft Security Essentials targets Chrome

cerebus

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This just happened to me last night, now my Chrome is gone :mad::mad:

Do they have a solution reported?
 

jmak

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This just happened to me last night, now my Chrome is gone :mad::mad:

Do they have a solution reported?
Re-install chrome :)

In my case, I was asked if I want to clean my system by MSE, I politely said no. I then had to make a copy of my chrome.exe since some hidden permission was taken away from the original exe. Some renaming and deleting and everything back to normal and happily browsing with Chrome.

I was worried there for a moment when I thought I would have to use FF and IE, but luckily I was not destined for that punishment...

Goodluck
 

cerebus

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Reinstalling doesn't work, it's refused. Seems the fix is to install new virus definitions to MSE so let's see if that works.
 

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Better yet, get rid of all things Microsoft and avoid similar issues in future.
 

MrG

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Yeah, they getting jealous of their market share vs Internet Explorer :p
 

bruce_the_loon

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Better yet, get rid of all things Microsoft and avoid similar issues in future.
How quick we are to forget the McAfee screwup that wanted to delete system files a few years back. And MS fixed the virus update in about 1/10th of the time it took McAfee to fix theirs.
 

Mouse

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How quick we are to forget the McAfee screwup that wanted to delete system files a few years back. And MS fixed the virus update in about 1/10th of the time it took McAfee to fix theirs.
Well then that makes everything ok. Carry on screwing things up MS. </sarcasm>
 

House

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Microsoft fixed the issue.

Just download the new update and reinstall Chrome.
 

MiY4Gi

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Bwahahaha, what a fail. I'm so glad I use Kaspersky. Doesn't Microsoft have beta testers that test the updates before they get released to the public?
 

Arthur

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Chrome targets MS Security Essentials! But Microsoft released a workaround within an hour.
 

Palimino

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Microsoft fixed the issue.

Just download the new update and reinstall Chrome.
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