Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), the commercial version of the ubiquitous Defender antivirus and Microsoft’s leading enterprise security solution, is having a bad day marking yesterday’s Google Chrome browser update as a backdoor Trojan.
The detections, as seen in a screenshot above, are shared with ZDNet from one of our readers, are for Google Chrome 88.0.4324.146, the latest version of the Chrome browser that Google released last night.
According to the screenshot above, but also based on reports shared by other distraught system administrators on Twitter, Defender ATP is currently detecting several files that are part of the Chrome v88.0.4324.146 update package and a generic backdoor Trojan called ” PHP / Funvalget “included. ON.”
The warnings caused a stir …