Microsoft is observing a 59% decline of AutoRun malware infections on XP, followed by 74% on Vista.
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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.
Microsoft has decided to disable the AutoRun feature on Windows XP. The "non-security update" doesn't affect shiny media" such as CDs or DVDs that contain Autorun files.
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’.
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.
Microsoft's new anti-malware solution, Microsoft Security Essentials, is now available for free download to Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users.
With exploit code in circulation and facing a race against time to fix the SMB v2 vulnerability haunting Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Microsoft has shipped a one-click "fix-it" workaround to help users avoid malicious hacker attacks.
Malicious hackers have found a new vulnerability in Adobe's ever-present Flash software and are using rigged PDF documents to launch exploits against Windows targets.The Adobe Flash Player flaw, which is currently unpatched, affects millions of Windows XP and Windows Vista users.
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.
A Vista-based successor to Microsoft's Windows XP-based Embedded system, used for retail and gaming systems, will include features such as disk encryption and anti-malware -- but its core will be seven times larger.
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?
Another day, another report casts doubt on Vista's immunity to malware. Do you feel safer running Vista?
Around 70 percent of Windows Vista on home systems are infected with malware, according to PC Tools, which claims the figure is so high because UAC is very annoying and users are disabling the security feature.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Talking malware with Eugene Kaspersky.David Morgenstern: Do switchers now rule the Mac?
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.
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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.
David Berlind explains how new security features in Windows Vista protect against drive-by malware
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.
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