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Windows 7: New Malware Targets 64-Bit Windows

08 Jun 2011   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
New Malware Targets 64-Bit Windows

Rootkit writers have started exploiting a loophole that lets them write malware able to bypass the PatchGuard driver signing protection built into 64-bit versions of Windows, Kaspersky Lab has reported.

A product of the BlackHole Exploit Kit, a hugely successful kit for building malware to hit specific software vulnerabilities, the first element of the attack on a system is straightforward enough, using a downloader to hit the system through two common Java and Adobe Reader software flaws
New Malware Targets 64-Bit Windows | PCWorld

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08 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Jan
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10 Jun 2011   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

From the brief article it first must use flaws in Java and Adobe Reader to get into your system and then it can execute the bypass. I don't have Java or Adobe Reader on my system so that helps me.

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10 Jun 2011   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Thanks Jan!

+1 Phone Man

I knew there was a reason not to install that software.
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10 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Same here. No Java or Adobe Reader on my machine. Heck, I don't even have Adobe Flash for IE installed either. I use Chrome exclusively, so yet another commonly exploited target is not on my machine.
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