Default Windows 7 Malware Vulnerability

by Lee

According to a test that was made by Sophos about running Windows 7 on a clean system, the operating system is vulnerable with malware.

Sophos said, “Unfortunately, despite Microsoft’s claims, Windows 7 disappointed just like earlier versions of Windows. The good news is that, of the freshest 10 samples that arrived, 2 would not operate correctly under Windows 7.”

The UAC only blocked one sample.

Chester Wisniewski of Sophos concludes that Windows 7 users still need an anti-virus software for their OS.

Source: The Tech Herald



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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Comments (2)

  • Michael Malloy says:

    No kidding, Dah…..What are these people thinking? Still need AV software? They are security experts? God help us.

  • Jimmy James says:

    UAC has never been brilliant, although I have seen on Vista it has blocked the install of several rootkits – but everyone I know instantly presses ‘allow’ and would disable it if they knew how :)