Rootkit Malware Roosts on Windows XP Systems

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#1

While XP now accounts for about 58 percent of all Windows systems in use, 74 percent of the rootkit infections found by Avast were on XP machines.


#2

I’m sure that once windows Vista/7 have been around for 5 years, they’ll be virus/malware magnets too …

I used to do a format & restore of Windows XP at least once 12 months (and also because that’s how often I upgraded my HDD), which eliminated niggling issues which Microsoft managed to sneak in with their updates …

Most people have their PC’s for 3-5years without basic maintenance like disk scans or even a defrag … what evidence is there that suggests these same users can figure out how to install antivirus …

Not to mention that XP was so successful, that perhaps 50% of copies were pirated, and stuck at Service Pack 2… due to the annoying WGA system tray nag program introduced in Service pack 3.


#3

I hear you on the maintenance :iagree: I myself have always done maintenance on all my rigs on a regular basis, not because of virus/malware issues but rather I like my system running at top performance at all times. :bigsmile: