Microsoft Report Shows Why You Should Abandon XP Now.

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aztony

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Microsoft has recently released its latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR) which details, among other things, rates of malware infections across the various Windows operating systems. The report is entirely security related and not meant specifically as a vessel to encourage XP users to upgrade. However, that certainly is a side effect, unintentional or not – many of the report’s findings do suggest that an immediate upgrade might be a prudent move for XP users.

On the surface at least, these statistics tend to confirm that users who went looking for possible malware via MSRT were 5.7 times more likely to find infections on XP than on Windows 8. On the other hand, MSRT has never been a broad spectrum anti-malware tool, mainly dealing with only the most commonly encountered malware families. As such, it could be argued that MSRT has perhaps developed a bias toward XP related malware in general, and the infection rate statistics shown may merely represent the level of MSRT’s effectiveness per Windows version.
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Littlebits

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Malware writers and hackers will always target what is the most popular OS.
After Windows 7 and 8 take the majority of running systems, Malware writers and hackers will forget about Windows XP.

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aztony

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Littlebits said:
Malware writers and hackers will always target what is the most popular OS.
After Windows 7 and 8 take the majority of running systems, Malware writers and hackers will forget about Windows XP.

Thanks. :D
That makes sense, so it does make one wonder what's going on with Vista, doesn't it? Vista was never a popular OS.
Microsoft warned Tuesday that attackers are actively targeting Windows Vista...
http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Microsoft-warns-that-attackers-are-actively-targeting-Windows-Vista
 

Littlebits

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aztony said:
Littlebits said:
Malware writers and hackers will always target what is the most popular OS.
After Windows 7 and 8 take the majority of running systems, Malware writers and hackers will forget about Windows XP.

Thanks. :D
That makes sense, so it does make one wonder what's going on with Vista, doesn't it? Vista was never a popular OS.
Microsoft warned Tuesday that attackers are actively targeting Windows Vista...
http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Microsoft-warns-that-attackers-are-actively-targeting-Windows-Vista

Vista had an open door, malware writers and hackers couldn't pass on an easy opportunity.

Thanks. :D
 
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Littlebits said:
Malware writers and hackers will always target what is the most popular OS.

This is the bottom line, and exactly what they will do.. All about the Benjamins!
 
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