Microsoft products detect chrome.exe as a PWS:Win32/Zbot Trojan RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi folks,


    It looks like both Windows Security Essentials and Microsoft Forefront are detecting Google Chrome as a Trojan. This appears to be a false positive. We’ve tested and the issue appears for both existing and new installs downloaded from Google. We’ve seen no response from Google yet, but you can monitor a support request here:





    Star Salzman

    Information Security Analyst

    University of Texas at Austin
    Friday, September 30, 2011 3:33 PM


  • Hi Star,

    Thank you for your post.

    MSE latest update(Signature versions 1.113.672.0 or higher ) could resolve this issue, please look at this article.

    If there are more inquiries on this issue, please feel free to let us know.

    Rick Tan
    • Marked as answer by Rick Tan Tuesday, October 4, 2011 2:26 AM
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 2:25 AM