are there Viruses that work on Vista?

Posted: 05-16-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi,

Do any of the old viruses that affected XP work in Vista as well? Are there
any known new viruses that affect Vista yet ?

thanks

are there Viruses that work on Vista?


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Re: are there Viruses that work on Vista?
Posted: 05-16-2007, 04:59 PM

"tim" <tim@vistanews.group.window.internet.blah.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Do any of the old viruses that affected XP work in Vista as well? Are
> there any known new viruses that affect Vista yet ?
Yes and Yes. While Vista has made great strides on security, there isn't
anything super magic about it that stops it getting viruses.


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Re: are there Viruses that work on Vista?
Posted: 05-22-2007, 03:51 AM
"Robert Moir" <robspamtrap@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "tim" <tim@vistanews.group.window.internet.blah.com> wrote in message
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>> Hi,
>>
>> Do any of the old viruses that affected XP work in Vista as well? Are
>> there any known new viruses that affect Vista yet ?
>
> Yes and Yes. While Vista has made great strides on security, there isn't
> anything super magic about it that stops it getting viruses.

If nothing else, the "platform neutral" e-mail based virus still works.

The virus goes something like this:

"Delete all of your files and then forward this message to all of your
friends."

Okay, so while that's deliberately meant to amuse, it underscores an
important point - as long as users can initiate processes that damage
things, viruses will be able to persuade users to initiate them, and thereby
cause damage.

Alun.
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