Win 7's Malware Infection Rate Climbs, XP's Falls

Tagged: Microsoft Windows 7, Trojan, Virus, Software
Source: Slashdot - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

"Microsoft released data today showcasing that Windows 7's malware infection rate has climbed by more than 30% during the second half of 2010, while the infection rate for Windows XP has dropped by more than 20%."

 

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Tivon
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I've had to get onto my kids a few times after they installed software on my computers. Found myself with hacked browsers full of search bars and proxies.

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Malware infection rate has climbed? Did users clicked "okay" in the UAC prompt? Hmm?

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What the deuce?

How's that possible? I haven't had an infection SINCE I upgraded to Windows 7 back when I got a copy of the RTM.

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Yep, my PC was attacked yesterday. Hopefully everything is OK now. I scanned my HDD on another PC with ESET Smart Security 4, seems to be free of viruses now.