Infected XP owners left unpatched


Malware is a very great threat to users of computers these days and none more so when you cannot install updates for your Windows operating system, and XP users are starting to see this of late, Rootkits are stopping updates from being installed.

Some of the latest security updates for Windows XP will not be installed on machines infected with a rootkit virus.

A rootkit is sneaky malware that buries itself deep inside the Windows operating system to avoid detection.

Microsoft said it had taken the action because similar updates issued in February made machines infected with the Alureon rootkit crash endlessly.

The latest updates can spot if a system is compromised by the Alureon rootkit and halt installation.

Full story at BBC News HERE

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