Monday, August 1, 2011

Rootkits targeting those still on Windows XP

 Are you still on Windows XP? Then you are more likely to get a rootkit infection according to analysis done by Avast software. If you are running a Windows XP machine I highly recommend that you upgrade to the latest XP patches and make sure you have the latest security software installed. Windows XP lacks the extra security features of Vista/7 (UAC, Built in Windows Defender). Now I am not going to say that everyone needs to go out and buy new machines with Windows 7 because I understand not everyone has that type of cash. However everyone who has a legal version of Windows XP (Which you SHOULD have) you need to make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed. Now would also be a good time to make sure your security software is updated and you have all the latest patches to your internet addons installed.

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