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Microsoft stops branding competitor as malware

Happy new year, dear readers! 😊

Almost a month ago, I wrote about how Microsoft mistakenly branded Process Hacker a malware, and how their security response team refused to acknowledge their mistake. (As I said before, please apply Hanlon’s razor!)

Approximately 17 days after I wrote it, when I had stopped following up on the issue, Microsoft reversed its decision.

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Process Hacker deleted: Microsoft brands competing product as malware

Update: Added Microsoft’s response. Fixed semantic error.

Update 2: Microsoft stops branding competitor as malware (6 January 2020)

An hour ago Windows Defender incorrectly deleted a benign utility app called Process Hacker from my system. Process Hacker is a free and open-source competitor of Microsoft’s own Process Explorer.

Screenshot of Process Hacker
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