Microsoft AV Owned, the world most visited site, or at least second most visited site for certain countries is being flagged by the Microsoft AV as Blacole Malware. This issue only happened not long after Microsoft released one of their latest security patches about few days back.

Not every user will have this sort of experience as it is reported that people who uses the Microsoft AV combined with the Microsoft Internet Explorer will only hit this issue. If you are on Chrome or Firefox, you should be safe.

Why am I saying that you are safe that you are not detecting a Malware? Because it was confirmed by Microsoft that it is a False Positive problem which will be fixed in the coming fix or antivirus patch. In other words, it is a false alarm.

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As for me, I will be missing this issue simply because I do not use the Microsoft Security Essentials and seldom run my regular web browsing on IE. I use Chrome instead and I don’t use the MSE is because of my previous blog post that explains the drawbacks of MSE compared to Kaspersky ย mainly.

It is still okay so far as it is just a false positive issue. But what if, it is a Malware infection that cannot be coped by Microsoft AV? If you are extremely interested in this issue, you are free to drop by at Brian Krebs’ entry on this topic as there are many readers are discussing about it.

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  1. Becca says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I now know what to do in case this pop ups on my monitor.
    great post!

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  3. puneet says:

    Thanks for letting us know about this malware. I also use microsoft security essential.

  4. Dominic from ComputerTooSlow says:

    That is pretty interesting. I do use MSE on one of my machines, however, I use Firefox or Chrome usually so I will most likely be able to avoid this issue.
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  5. Dennis says:

    WoW! That was a cleat hit from Mircosoft Security Essentials to Google but fortunately that was a mistake. Primarily I use Firefox to stay away from bugs like this also Internet Explorer lacks the add-on compatibility.

    Thanks for highlighitng this problem!
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  6. Dipendra says:

    If is a malware then no other website can be genuine. This can be considered as other defect of MSE.

  7. Jian says:

    I wish this issue would be fixed real soon. I feel bad for Google. But I also feel bad for everyone (who uses Google) and doesn’t know a thing about this. Thank God you posted this news.

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