Microsoft disrupts botnet malware that was preinstalled on new PCs

By Matthew ยท 5 replies
Sep 13, 2012
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  1. Microsoft has disrupted an emerging botnet along with more than 500 strains of malware after taking control of a domain this week. Last August, Microsoft learned that many systems sold in China were preloaded with malware, including strains linked...

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  2. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    Yay, hope they keep up the good work.
  3. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    Wow, I didn't know they have that. Pretty much appreciated they invest money on that.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    Is that a razor keyboard? lol
  5. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Booster Posts: 149   +58

    If you're talking about the closest: nope, that's a MS Sidewinder X6.

    The one in the back looks like a MS Wired 600.
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  6. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Innocent users? This is akin to calling someone who runs out of gas unlucky.

    Computers are very dangerous things: if you do not know how to use one than you should learn...

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