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 Friday, November 13, 2009

Testing a brand new copy of Windows 7 shows that malware still finds its way around inbuilt preventative measures.

Got Windows 7? Yes, we know an increasing number of you have. But you'll still need antivirus protection. A test by the security company Sophos has found that Windows 7 is, out of the box, vulnerable to 8 out of 10 viruses that dropped into its feed (its feed being gnarly viruses picked from the internet). But of those 8, the User Account Control (UAC) - meant to save you from yourself, you button-clicking obsessive, you - did stop one.

 

(Source: Guardian)

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