Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday July 31, 2011

Windows XP PCs Breed Rootkit Infections

Rootkit infections are alive and well and living in your local XP setup. That is pretty much the finding by Avast Software after a survey of 600K Windows based systems. The percentage of infection to market share shows Windows XP far out of proportion to the remainder of the other systems.

Vlcek assumed that many of the people running XP SP2, which Microsoft stopped supporting with security patches a year ago, have declined to update to the still-supported SP3 because they are running counterfeits.