Any Vista viruses in the wild yet?

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I have heard that as of yet, there are no viruses attacking Vista in the
wild. Googling "Vista virus 'in the wild'" did not find anything useful. Are
there any out there yet?


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You sound disappointed

Mel
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MZB wrote:

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LOL, Mel. They're on the way, Fenton. Since most malware targets the
Windows kernel and file system (FAT32, NTFS), and Vista users don't
appear to be any smarter than XP users, it is just a matter of time. And
not much time, at that.

Vista vs. Viruses

  http://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=204791916

Ron :)

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Interesting article. It contains a link to Natalya Kaspersky's
article:
http://www.kaspersky.com/kl_ceo_vista
concerning the competition of MS av solution(s) which is also worth
taking a look at IMO. The question is whether or not MS will ever be
able to offer solutions anywhere near as good and effective as those
offered by Kaspersky and others. We know MS hasn't done well so far,
which she points out.

But then there's the issue raised in the first article:
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It should be noted that Microsoft’s attempts to increase system
stability overall has had side effects. By making it impossible for
anyone/ anything to access the kernel, Microsoft has made it
impossible for security solution vendors to implement certain
functionality within their products. As a result, it's currently not
possible to use the full range of effective tools developed by
antivirus vendors in the security area. This applies not only to
technologies designed to combat rootkits, but also proactive
protection technologies used to detect unknown threats, which have
been implemented in products for previous operating system versions.
Virus writers are now in some senses in a better position - they're
not required to tackle PatchGuard head on, and rootkits will simply be
able to disable it.
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Seems the KAV6 developers (and other  security vendors) are frustrated
by the inability to offer protections/technologies they've invested
much time and money developing.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

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On Feb 18, 2007, MZB wrote:
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No, just amazed. With the phrase "zero day" every where you turn in the
pre-Vista world, and considering that Vista betas have been out "forever" in
terms of the bad-guys' calendar, when someone tells me there are no viruses
in the wild, it's hard to believe.


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| I have heard that as of yet, there are no viruses attacking Vista in the
| wild. Googling "Vista virus 'in the wild'" did not find anything useful. Are
| there any out there yet?

Yes, there are a few and there 64 bit viruses as well.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Proof of concept baddies only. And the chances of being able to do anything
without the security center complaining aren't so great.

Vista is evil. :(
 



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Dustin Cook
Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - V2.1
web: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk - email:
bughunter.dustin@gmail.com.removethis

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On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 23:48:20 -0500, Fenton wrote:

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?

Which language are you using? What does it mean in English please?

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Unfamiliar with some idioms are you?

Bud

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On Feb 18, 2007, Bud wrote:
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Thanks, but actually what I said was not an idiom, since one can deduce the
meaning directly from the components.


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In article <0001HW.C1FDF5C50008FAAAF0203648
@newsgroups.bellsouth.net>, no-spam@thankyou.com says...
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If people are getting picky...

... as of now ...
or
... as yet ...
but not
... as of yet ...

--
If you don't want the whelks don't muck 'em about
If you don't want them someone else may

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On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:39:46 -0000, Ayatollah Yootweiss Al-Reddi wrote:

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Much better, but that one is perfectly acceptable to the most picky -
me.:-)

All done purely in the interests of clarity and the avoidance of ambiguity,
you understand.

Cheers,

Roy

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On Sun, 18 Feb 2007 11:24:29 -0500, Bud wrote:

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I suspect I know more of the English language, and use it better, than
either you or the OP.

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