Microsoft is on a zombie hunt! The company has, along with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Action, launched a campaign aimed at helping consumers prevent their computers from getting turned into zombies. Coinciding with National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween on Oct. 31, the campaign, called "Don't Get Tricked on Halloween", aims to alert computer users to the threat of zombies, and attempts to educate them into preventing their machines from becoming zombies.

"The only way to slow the spread of zombies and other online threats is by going after them as resolutely and in as many ways as possible," said Tim Cranton, director of Microsoft's Internet Safety Enforcement programmes.