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Windows 7: Avast: Windows XP Accounts for Nearly 75 Percent of Rootkit Infections


29 Jul 2011   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Avast: Windows XP Accounts for Nearly 75 Percent of Rootkit Infections

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Users still clinging to Windows XP like that fast and gnarly Trans Am from yesteryear that's just too familiar to part with have yet another reason to consider a new ride. According to security firm Avast, XP is a fertile breeding ground for cyber infection, especially for rootkits, of which 74 percent of infections originated from in a recent six-month study cataloging over 630,000 samples.

Windows XP is the most common operating system among Avast users with nearly half sticking with the nearly decade old OS. It's also one of the easier OSes to pirate, and according to Avast, un-patched and pirated versions of XP make up the main vector for rootkit infections.
Read more at: Maximum PC | Avast: Windows XP Accounts for Nearly 75 Percent of Rootkit Infections

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29 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

XP should be killed, too much people get infected with this obsolete OS
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29 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Just yesterday the hard disk in my trusty Windows XP Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop bit the dust. I bought it new in 2002! So to Windows XP, I say thanks, old friend, and rest in peace.
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