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Microsoft Defender flags Google Chrome updates as suspicious

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has been labeling Google Chrome refreshes conveyed through Google Update as dubious action because of a bogus positive issue.

As per Windows framework administrators reports [1, 2, 3, 4], the security arrangement (previously known as Microsoft Defender ATP) started checking Chrome refreshes as dubious beginning last night.


The individuals who experienced this issue announced seeing “multi-stage occurrence including Execution and Defense avoidance” alarms on impacted Windows endpoints checked involving Defender for Endpoint.


In a Microsoft 365 Defender administration warning gave after reports of these disturbing cautions fired appearing on the web, Microsoft uncovered that they were mistakenly set off by a bogus positive and not because of malevolent movement.


About one and a half hours after the fact, the warning was refreshed, with Redmond saying the bogus positive issue was tended to and the help reestablished.


Windows administrators have needed to manage numerous other Defender for Endpoint bogus positive issues during the most recent two years.


For example, they were hit by a rush of Defender for Endpoint cautions where Office refreshes were labeled as malignant in admonitions highlighting ransomware conduct distinguished on Windows endpoints.


In November, Defender ATP hindered Office archives and some Office executables from opening or sending off in light of another misleading positive labeling the records Emotet malware payloads.


After one month, it erroneously showed “sensor altering” alarms connected to the Microsoft 365 Defender scanner for Log4j processes.


Other comparative Defender for Endpoint issues incorporate alarms of organization gadgets tainted with Cobalt Strike and Chrome refreshes as PHP indirect accesses, both brought about by bogus positive identifications.