Two months ago, we reported that Google AdSense was being blocked by Kaspersky Internet security software. That was fixed pretty quickly. But now, we are hearing new reports that the latest Kaspersky update is blocking Google ads again.
The alert people are seeing from Kaspersky is:
Virus detected Severity: Critical event Application: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition Version number: 18.104.22.1685 Task name: Real-time file protection Computer: DRxxxxxxx Group: xxxxxxx Time: 25 January 2010 09:26:00 Description: Threat detected: Trojware Trojan.JS.Redirector.ar. Object name: C:\Documents and Settings\xxxx\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\CGQQTE3H\show_ads.js
They are being triggered by pagead2.googlesyndication.com.
I have not seen a comment from an official Google represenative or Kaspersky representatives as of yet.