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Microsoft AV Flags Google as ‘Blacole’ Malware

Microsoft just released new patches to fix four critical vulnerabilities. The four critical bugs are as follows:

  1. MS12-008 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2660465)
  2. MS12-010 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2647516)
  3.  MS12-013 Vulnerability in C Run-Time Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2654428)
  4. MS12-016 Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2651026)

Screenshot for the fake alert

Some users have found that after updating their systems, visiting Google’s website results in a pop-up message that indicates an infection by Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW . This false positive alert comes due to a Microsoft AV signature problem. The Microsoft AV team is removing the detection from Signature. 1.119.1986.0 or higher will contain this change. To fix the issue, simply run the update from within your Microsoft Security Essentials program.

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