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The OneCare bug, first reported by users writing on a OneCare support message thread six weeks ago, seemed to be deleting Outlook and Outlook Express data files -- .pst and .dbx files, respectively -- after a malware scan. ...

As of midday Tuesday, no solution had been posted to the forum, even though one moderator noted that the same problem had plagued an earlier version of OneCare nine months ago.

On Wednesday, Microsoft owned up to the bug. When OneCare's antivirus scanner detects malicious code in an e-mailed file attachment, it may quarantine Outlook's or Outlook Express' data file, making it appear that all the messages have been erased, said the company.
Link: Computerworld: Microsoft confirms OneCare zaps Outlook, Outlook Express e-mail > (Thanks, Charles)

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