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Windows 7: Malware attackers reloading for Windows 7 assaults

28 Nov 2009   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Malware attackers reloading for Windows 7 assaults

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A report issued by computer security firm Symantec says that hackers are undoubtedly reworking their malicious software to target Windows 7 as more users switch to the latest version of Microsoft's flagship OS.
Researchers: Malware attackers reloading for Windows 7 assaults | MX Logic

UGH!


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28 Nov 2009   #2
Link2aavash

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

[QUOTE=Jacee;409644]
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A report issued by computer security firm Symantec says that hackers are undoubtedly reworking their malicious software to target Windows 7 as more users switch to the latest version of Microsoft's flagship OS.
Jacee, How to awareness from malware attackers? I've been using NIS 2009 OEM version.NIS will prevent malware attackers?
Hello everyone, I am looking forward your suggestion.
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28 Nov 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Two great applications that I always recommend are Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard by Javacool.
They run in the background to help protect against 'intruders' before they get into your machine.

Spyware Blaster needs to be updated often. Once you've updated it, click on "enable all protection".

Javacool Software
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29 Nov 2009   #4
Link2aavash

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thank you Jacee for your information, this application is freeware or commercial?
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29 Nov 2009   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

They are freeware.
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29 Nov 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You're welcome Link2aavash
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29 Nov 2009   #7
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

and that just proves Windows 7 security has improved... they have to rewrite their viruses to attack us ;D!
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29 Nov 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Not necessarily Mercurial.
I've seen (first hand) that a Windows 7 user can get the malware running amok if they don't take the needed precautions as we have explained over and over again.
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29 Nov 2009   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My W7 RTM installation was just half an hour old and I was busily downloading programs from reputable sites when I caught my first trojan - must have been trailing one of those downloads. But MSE was on the guard and got it. I also notice an unusually high amout of tracking cookies that i eliminate with SAS.
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29 Nov 2009   #10
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

yes but at least attackers need to re-adjust... ;P but yea windows 7 is still vulnerable if you're really not careful

no OS is immune to malicious code :P after all
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