Thought I would share this with you.
I installed Microsoft Security Essentials a month ago.
Just like Symantec, it does not like some "Joke" files.
However, it does not like a lot of other stuff.
It was able to remove a few items it called Trojans, Trojan Downloader, Backdoor, Remote Control Software etc before I was
able to tame it in settings.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Category: Trojan Downloader
Description: This program is dangerous and downloads other programs.
Recommendation: Permit this detected item only if you trust the program or the software publisher.
Microsoft Security Essentials detected programs that may compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You can still
access the files that these programs use without removing them (not recommended). To access these files, select the 'Allow'
action and click 'Apply actions'. If this option is not available, log on as administrator or ask the local administrator for
file:C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdateBeta.exe
file:C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\4.exe
If (as I am sure it is) this is a false positive, I am now considering going back to Symantec because you can have it ask
before it does most things.
If an Antimalware program can (by default) mess up a legitimate program with no undo, I’m not sure it’s worth having.
It also attacked my UBCD4Win and I’m sure that this is false.
Fortunately I found the settings and changed the default actions “Remove” to “Quarantine”.
I can restore from there.
I do not know how to let Microsoft know.