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Warning: More malware in the web

19-05-2011 15:50:00

Microsoft has found that 1 of 14 programs is later confirmed as malware. Hackers attack in so smart way, that users install viruses by themselves.

This attacks are one of the most popular techniques to trick a user to install bad files. On the page the malware is distribute as necessary to:

  • watch videos,
  • see pictures,
  • run application,
  • update program etc.

Since 2009 Microsoft has blocked 1,5 billion attempted malware attacks. This number of files was found through the SmartScreen Filter - a tool of Internet Explorer browser. It blocks socially engineered malware attacks.

Browsers inform users about unsafe actions showing alert windows and still 5% of them run this kind of files. Specialists say, that hackers will use every solution to distribute malware in the web.  Browser warnings about unsafe messages, distrust connections etc. should be the first step of our safety in the Internet. On the other hand the publishers can use a digital sign to be sure that files will not be modified by hackers and used to distribute malware.

Check all details on The Windows Internet Explorer Weblog.

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