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Windows 7: Windows 7 security primer.


23 Jan 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Windows 7 security primer.

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Malicious Trojans continue to plague end-users' desktops, yet most machines aren't exploited due to missing patches (although this is the second biggest cause), unpatched zero days (almost never a factor), drive-by downloads, or misconfigurations. Nope, most systems are infected because users are duped into intentionally installing programs that Web sites say they need. These socially engineered Trojans come in the guise of anti-virus scanners, needed codecs for a media player, fake patches, and just about any other bait the bad guys can concoct to lure end-users into installing their Trojan file.
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Windows 7 security primer, part 3 | Security Central - InfoWorld

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24 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600
 
 

Those fake antivirus programs are so annoying. I ran into them at least seven times so far. I also know so many people who fall for the schemes.
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