It is not a joke. Micro$oft did it again. Last year, Microsoft Security Essentials tried to Google Chrome by deleting it.
According to some reports, Microsoft Antivirus and Security products ( Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Security Essentials) started to mark google.com as as being a severe threat called Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW in the Valentine’s day. A V-day gift for Google.
Surely, Microsoft quickly (4 hours) fixed the issue, and as usual, explained this is another technical issue.
Of course, I was not affected because I am using Avast!, one of the best free antivirus software. We used it for many years without major issues.
I just feel a bit sorry for those who are still using M$ antivirus or internet security software. If you are using Windows (90% of our readers are still using it on desktop), you need antivirus for safe surfing as explained in a previous post.
But you need better quality antivirus software. If you are are M$ Av user, change to avast right now.