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Windows 7 more malware-resistant than XP/Vista

If you're a Windows user that's holding onto your Vista or XP installation, then this recent security report from Microsoft might make you think about switching to Windows 7.

May 14, 2011

Beware of Vista Antivirus Pro 2010

Vista Antivirus Pro 2010 is the renamed version of XP antivirus Pro 2010 which is specially designed to attack on computers with Windows Vista platform. When this malware attacks on PC, we start seeing various pop-ups and alerts showing a message ‘your PC is infected and hackers try to attack the PC’.

April 4, 2010

How to Remove Windows Antivirus 7

Antivirus 7 is a dangerous anti-spyware program which belongs to the family of Antivir rogue malwares. In a way, this antivirus is a complementary malware for Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7, alike its past versions Pro XP Antivirus and Pro Vista Antivirus.

April 1, 2010

Hey, Dad...Can I have Linux back?

My oldest son, creator of flame wars, finally discovered that you can only surf to the nether regions of the Internet so many times before even Vista business succumbs to malware. His computer an unusable mass of pop-ups, spewing traffic over our network actually asked me tonight to reinstall Linux for him.

October 21, 2008 by

Puncturing the myth of the invulnerable OS

An Australian developer of Windows security software is making headlines with research that claims to Windows Vista's is Windows Vista is "still a long way from immunity to online threats." So, what operating system is invulnerable to malware? When did that become the criterion for success in security? The data is sketchy (to say the least) and the underlying argument is flawed. As long as crooks are trying to scam their way onto your PC, humans will occasionally make bad decisions about which software to install. Do you really want an OS that substitutes its judgment for yours and refuses to install a program you want or need?

May 20, 2008 by

Latest QuickTime bug leaves XP, Vista vulnerable

Security researchers say that a new QuickTime flaw has gone public and leaves XP and Vista vulnerable to attack.According to Secunia, the latest QuickTime bug "can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

November 25, 2007 by

Vista kernel tampering tool released, then mysteriously disappears

The race to defeat a key anti-rootkit/anti-DRM mechanism in Windows Vista has heated up again with the release of a tool that loads unsigned drivers into 64-bit Windows kernel and a swift decision by Microsoft to treat the utility as malicious spyware. But a third developer has joined the fray with "Purple Pill," a new utility that could be very troublesome for Microsoft if it works as advertised.

August 7, 2007 by

Defeating UAC with a two-stage malware attack

An independent security researcher has released details on a two-stage malware attack against Windows Vista to show how easy it is for non-privileged code to replace shortcuts on the Start Menu and intercept UAC (User Account Control) privilege elevation prompts.

May 16, 2007 by

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