Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Windows Vista less secure than Windows 2000, according to PC Tools

The British publisher of PC Tools antivirus has identified more threats on PCs running Vista with Windows 2000. The effectiveness of Window Vista is again being questioned, this time by the British publisher PC Tools. He has published the results of a study, saying that the latest Microsoft OS is less secure than Windows 2000. His analysis is based on figures collected over the last six months (since November 2007) from users of its software Threat Fire behavioral detection of threats. It appears that this time, Vista has been the target of 639 different threats, against 586 for Windows 2000.

"Microsoft introduced its latest OS as the version of Windows the most secure. "Yet, recent studies with statistics on 1.4 million computers with Threat Fire show that Vista is more susceptible to malware than Windows 2000, eight years, and only 37% more secure than Windows XP . "

An analysis that Microsoft has reacted, replying that the OS is not the only fault. He said that in many cases, users run necessarily at a given moment of harmful code on their machine, sometimes by lack of knowledge. "The amount of virus infections found by an antivirus publisher does not necessarily mean a poor safety. "

"The results published in the April 2008 edition, Security Intelligence Report show that Windows Vista is significantly less susceptible to malware than older operating system. To support its claims, PC Tools has released more accurate figures. 190 on 692 machines running Vista, 121 380 were infected by at least one type of harmful software and some up to 19 were identified, 74% were software cookies advertising (adware), and 17% of the Trojans.

"All systems used in the study using Threat Fire. As this technology examines the behavior, the data refers to threats that have alerted our detection tool because they had been executed on the client. Our data show that MSRT is not a complete anti-virus, but a tool to remove a certain type of harmful programs. "

Friday, June 26, 2009

Windows 7: Details on the availability of updated prices and the version without the Internet Explorer

The launch of Windows 7 tomorrow begins by updating the PC's bought with Vista (Home, Pro, Ultimate), which will be entitled to the equivalent version of Windows 7. An operation that will take place in three stages. Other information: Windows 7, not be called Windows Internet Explorer 7 E. The information has been confirmed by Microsoft that the program for upgrading to Windows 7 starts tomorrow, June 26. This is the "security technology" that will apply to any PC purchase until 31 January 2010 and which will be installed on Windows Vista Home Premium, Professional or Full.

Customers will be entitled to the equivalent boxed version of Windows 7 from its availability on 22 October. Thus, all net Book sold with XP will not be entitled to the security technology. A choice that threatens to grind teeth since Windows XP has been imposed on the net Book because of inadequate performance of Vista on these machines.

Officially, Microsoft will not require any extra charge for this update. "OEMs are free to pass or not additional costs,". Some PC manufacturers are in fact "customize the content of their machines by adding drivers, programs. This has a handling cost, ". It can therefore be expected to affect the selling price of PCs and / or costs. One speaks of "several tens of euros." The security technology is also applicable to the same boxed versions of Windows Vista that could be purchased during this period.

Besides the security technology, Microsoft has provided two additional stages for the launch of Windows 7. The first is a period of 15 July to 14 August. Users can reserve a copy of Windows 7 in stores or on the Internet at the special price of 49.99 euros for the Home Premium edition and 109.99 euros for the Pro edition. These prices are those that will carry Microsoft but dealers are free to set their prices.

Windows 7 Home Premium and Pro edition will be sold at the price of the upgrade is 119.99 euros and 285 euros. But curiously, the official price of Windows 7 has not yet been announced. Microsoft expects it to see how consumers react to these offers? In any case, we can get an idea of the price to such method by comparing those on Vista. The full version of Home Premium edition is currently sold at 199 euros and up to 99 days. One can imagine that Windows 7 Home Premium edition will be sold a hundred euros more expensive than its update. The Pro version of Vista is it proposed to 299 euros in update and 319 euros for the full edition. Windows 7, not be called Windows Internet Explorer 7 E.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A RC2 for Firefox 3.5

The Mozilla Foundation has just seconds to broadcast a version of the Release Candidate, a version that should be the last. This RC2 no new features but fixes bugs ultimate observed. To correct the remaining problems, the output of the final version was rejected in early June indicated Mozilla. Besides the native support for JSON (format data), tags

Monday, June 22, 2009

Viruses Removal and Troubleshooting Steps

Viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another computer. Viruses attack leads to interfere with computer operation and decrease in performance. Virus is a malicious software program which have many bad impacts on the computer operation. Viruses are generally spread by the following ways:--
1. E-mail attachments
2. Surfing on malicious websites
3. External storage devices
4. Downloading from malicious websites
5. Clicking on the unknown pop-ups and links6. Mobile devices

Antivirus Programs List:--
It is highly recommended that never click on unknown pop-ups and links. We should also avoid to visit on the malicious websites. Even, Many organization has launched different antivirus programs that avoids computer from the viruses attacks. There are some popular antiviruses programs like the following :--
1. Mcafee antivirus
2. AVG antivirus
3. Norton antivirus
4. Avira antivirus
5. Kaspersky antivirus
6. Panda antivirus
7. Avast antivirus
8. Windows Live One Care
9. Quick Heal antivirus
10. eTrust antivirus
11. NOD 32 antivirus

Sign of Viruses:--
It is very necessary to know that when your computer is infected by the viruses attacks. We are providing the some important indicator that your computer is infected :-
1. Slow down of computer performance
2. Computer stops responding or freezes
3. Computer crashes frequently
4. Computer restarts frequently
5. Improper function of some applications
6. Some disks or disk drivers become inaccessible
7. Some error messages pop-ups
8. Distorted menus and dialog boxes

Remove Viruses:--
We should know how to protect the computer from viruses attack. We should have firewall protection, spyware protection, malware protection, virus protection and adware protection programs on the computer. Viruses removal process mainly includes some troubleshooting steps that have to be performed in systematic order.
1. We should create a system restore point for the safety purpose.
2. We should delete all the temporary Internet files like temp, %temp% and prefetch files from your computer.
3. We should un-install the unwanted programs installed on the computer.
4. We should perform the "defrag" and "disk cleanup" utility over the specific time.
5. We should scan computer by using any updated antivirus program.
6. We should install and download the "Anti-malwarebytes" program.
7. We should update "Anti-malwarebytes" program on the regular basis.
8. We should scan computer using the "Anti-malwarebytes" program.
9. We should restart the computer in normal mode.
10. We should install and download the "Superantispyware" program.
11. We should restart the computer in safe mode.
12. We should scan computer using the updated "Superantispyware" program.
13. We should restart the computer in normal mode.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Microsoft Anti-spam weapon "Sender ID"

Microsoft talked about the success of the company with its Sender ID technology in his own e-mail service Hotmail. Microsoft wants above all to demonstrate the feasibility of its approach, while the company's development authenticated e-mail systems forward by the origin of messages will be checked more accurately than usual. It is also perhaps the most important weapon used by Microsoft. The company from Redmond, Washington, represents the sellers of products for e-mail security funds available to the verification of the authenticity of incoming messages to promote.

The main goal is to restore confidence in e-mail recover. Sender ID is a specification for verifying the authenticity of e-mails, in which the validity of the server from which the emails come, will be verified. This technology is one of several approaches of the industry, through the flood of spam and phishing attacks will be met by the sender is difficult, to forge their addresses and by e-mail filter to be improved.

With e-mails that use Sender ID, Microsoft could, in conjunction with improved spam filtering, the number of "false positives", that is incorrectly classified as spam e-mails in Hotmail by up to 80 percent. In addition, Microsoft's investigation showed that "benign" senders of large volumes of e-mails that use Sender ID, the rate of false positives dropped to almost zero.
The ultimate aim is the responsibility of each individual user has and what new approaches are available. Microsoft believe this is of great commercial and technological value to the entire e-mail ecosystem - a solution that effectively costs nothing, at stations and receivers do not affect the performance and real results.

As part of its efforts started at the end of February a Microsoft program, in the company of the area E-mail Security money for the use of e-mail authentication protocols like Sender ID. It is open to all providers, the tools for filtering incoming e-mails delivered.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Microsoft could cut Windows 7 list price to $100

Microsoft could drop the price of Windows 7 to around $100 when it announces retail prices later this month, according to calculations based on an earlier Vista cost-cutting move. Although Microsoft is not expected to go public with Windows 7 retail prices until next week, if it drops them by the same percentages it did in February 2008 when it cut U.S. prices for three editions of Vista, the upgrade to Windows 7 Home Vista could be $106.

If it does cut prices, Microsoft's motivations could range from a recognition of the recession's impact on consumers to a desire to move as many users as possible to Windows 7 -- which has been generally praised by reviewers -- to stem defections to other platforms, such as Apple's Mac OS X. In that Vista price cut, Microsoft dropped the list prices of Vista Home Premium Upgrade, Vista Ultimate and Vista Ultimate Upgrade in the U.S. by 18.8%, 20% and 15.4%, respectively.

Vista Home Premium Upgrade, which had been priced at $159, fell to $129 in February 2008. Vista Ultimate Upgrade, meanwhile, dropped from $260 to $220. In other markets, such as the U.K. and the European Union, prices fell even more: Home Premium Upgrade was slashed by 46% in the EU. Using the 2008 percentage price cuts for Ultimate as the basis for further reductions would put Windows 7 Ultimate at $256 and Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade at $186.

Those calculations, however, present problems with the pricing of Windows 7's other edition, dubbed Professional, the replacement for Vista Business in the line-up. Microsoft has been adamant that each version of Windows 7 will be a superset of the one immediately lower on the price/feature ladder. Such a strategy would hint at prices set accordingly; in other words, Business would be priced higher than Home Premium but lower than Ultimate.