Microsoft OneCare Sees Gmail as BAT/BWG.A

Can you say Whoops?

Microsoft sure can, today users of Microsoft’s OneCare program were reporting that it was seeing Gmail as a virus, more specifically the BAT/BWG.A virus.

“I would like to confirm that this was a false positive and let you know that we pushed a fixed signature to Windows Live OneCare users today.

We will investigate how this false positive happened and take steps to minimize the risks of additional incidents.” ? Ziv Mador, response coordinator in the Microsoft Antimalware team. Source: Googling Google

One of the commenters noticed he was running as administrator, hehe, you can’t get stuff past anybody anymore can you?