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Microsoft: Zombies Most Prevalent Windows Threat


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 09:21 AM

Many Windows PCs have been turned into zombies...More than 60 percent of Windows PCs scanned by Microsoft's Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool between January 2005 and March 2006 were found to run malicious bot software...Backdoor Trojans are the most prevalent threat, followed by e-mail worms

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 09:28 AM

This is of no surprise to me at all. Around 75% of people i personally know who own a PC,do not have any kind of anti-malware products installed on there systems,despite the fact i,and many newspapers here,have said that an anti-virus only does part of the job and is in no way an anti-spyware removal tool on its own. They just do not appear to be interested in the first place.There theory is, if its working then its ok. If only.......!
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 09:46 AM

According to security company CipherTrust, more than 180,000 PCs are turned into zombies every day, and that figure is continually rising.


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Frightening figures, to say the least.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 09:51 AM

With all these new zombies, maybe George Romero could make another movie? :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 12:53 PM

I must concur with all of you... it is rather pathetic and sad that the world's computers are left so vulnerable. And we wonder why we can't seem to win the war against malware? All of my friends who have come to me asking for my help with their computer are usually defenseless. Either their using a rogue program, don't have any anti-malware, or are using expired trials such as Symantec's AV that usually comes with the PC as a trial. If only there was some way we could get the message across to the world that computer security is a SERIOUS and EXPONENTIALLY growing problem.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:39 PM

I believe that Microsoft, Dell etc could easily be puttiing great Adware/Malware detectors on the new systems they market. However, their bz is exactly otherwise. I've had my newest computer about a month and am still busy ridding myself of unwanted software (AOL, Real Player etc.). At one time MS and AOL was putting software on the new computers that couldn't be gotten rid off by the non-geek user. I'm a MS fan but I would wonder how many lawyers they have just to maintain the status quo. I note that the EU is steadilly after them. :thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: :inlove: Oh Well!!!!!!!
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:03 PM

With all these new zombies, maybe George Romero could make another movie?

That was actually a really good joke...sorry I just had to acknowledge it because it made me laugh haha
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