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Malware for Windows Is Widespread

Jan 31, 2008 (07:01 AM EST)

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BUCHAREST, Romania –– BitDefender®, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, announced today that malware exploiting Microsoft Windows graphics dominated the BitDefender Top 10 Malware List for January 2008. According to BitDefender Labs, the malware exploiting Microsoft Windows graphics rendering an engine vulnerability detailed in MS06-001, which was patched post-SP2.

"It is probable that a large number of unpatched copies of Windows exist in the wild, mostly pirated ones which don't download patches to avoid dealing with activation, hence the continued 'popularity' of this exploit among virus writers," said Sorin Dudea, head of BitDefender AV Research.

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