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Microsoft says Gmail is a virus

Gmail virus??
Did you know that every time you log onto Gmail you're getting infected? Okay, okay, you're probably not, but Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare thinks otherwise. Many OneCare users are reporting that every time they access Gmail, they are confronted by an alert telling them that the page is infected with the BAT/BWG.A virus. Unless Google has really ramped up its world domination schedule, it's almost certainly a false positive, and though calling its competitors' products viruses is certainly the kind of thing we like to pin on Microsoft, it's more than likely a coincidence. Whether Microsoft will be remedying the trouble in their definitions or Google will be tweaking Gmail's code to ditch the false positive remains to be seen.

Tags: bat/bwg.a, false positive, FalsePositive, gmail, google, microsoft, onecare, virus, windows live, WindowsLive

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