GMail Antivirus Scanning Finally Starts, Some Users Not Amused

Google finally got around to adding antivirus scanning to its ever-in-beta GMail service last week, but some users aren't amused. The problem? You can't configure or opt out of antivirus scanning. Additionally, GMail's default behavior of simply blocking executable attachments is still in place, which many users feel is redundant. What I find odd is that Google has acknowledged that it is licensing AV technology from a third party, but refuses to admit which company it is. For a company with a "Don't be evil" mantra, Google often acts pretty suspicious. I suspect it's only a matter of time before customers start rebelling against its Google-knows-best policies.

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