Monday, December 3, 2012

Windows AutoRun malware spreading

A bug in the Windows AutoRun software that allows auto-launching of programs on a DVD or USB device and can infect your machine. The surge in infection is bit alarming for antivirus vendors as Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs will not launch autorun.inf files and Microsoft already released patches for older versions. Experts believe infections occurs through unpatched system whereas shared folders, files and social media could also play a vital role in spreading the malware.

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