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Windows 7 Falls Prey to 80% of Virus Attacks

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Windows 7: people with NFC put down their mobile devices long enough to rush out and buy a copy for $319 or perhaps less. Because Windows 7 was going to be the answer to everything. Right?

Right.

But Sophos did an experiment. They installed Windows 7 on a clean machine with no antivirus protection and with UAC set to default and then threw at it the next ten malware samples that came in the door.

Gee whiz what a surprise. Se7en of them ran - actually eight with a different UAC setting.



'Windows 7 users need not feel left out. They can still participate in the ZBot botnet with a side of fake antivirus', says Sophos researcher Chester Wisniewski.

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