Saturday, March 20, 2010

Microsoft’s Security Acts.

Microsoft has given its consumers possibly the most well developed operating system. In the client operating system Windows 7, Microsoft has focused on many aspects.  There are many user-friendly features like sticky notes; renewed task bar. However, it seems like Microsoft is hell bent on getting the security issue resolved. It appears that Microsoft is trying to enter the lineage of the other operating systems that are considered tough.

Microsoft is updating the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool along with the release of the first monthly patch files. Microsoft is now trying to provide a wholesome solution for the security issue of Windows. It has just added on to the list some additional pieces of menacing malware so that they are easier to search for the signatures on the computer if any. Rimecud or Win32 is the first menacing code added in the registry of MSRT. It is professed that win32 belongs to the same genre of Hamweq, which is quite a rampant type of worms or malware. Marian Radu, of Microsoft Malware Protection Center, has theorized that possibly both Rimecud and Hamweq have been authored by the same code writer.


This is speculation based on the stark resemblance between the two. Rimecud or Win32 belongs to the class of worms that spread via fixed disk drives or removable disk drives. It can even spread through the files transferred using Instant message programs. The situation is worse if it infects any peer-to-peer networks. Win 32 is similar to Hamweq as it too has contains backdoor that allows unofficial access to your machine. According to Marian, the backdoor supports a variety and complicated commands, which allows a wide range of remote attacker a higher level of control of the victim's machine. This is that makes it easier for the hackers to corrupt the data on the victim's PC.


The developers of such malicious codes use techniques like obfuscating the codes or rather encrypting the codes. This makes the malware detector to detect the signatures while scanning the system. These malware are generally coded in C or C++ or in Delphi or Visual Basic. Similar to Hamweq's behavior, the Remicud considers the Recycle Bin as its target file and creates its multiple copies in it. It then spread through the disk drives as it gains entry in the explorer.exe process. The situation worsens if they compromise the same machine for e.g. Hamweq has infested a system then the system may even contain Rimecud. This could be a great risk for networks as they could be modified into botnets. The final reason for the speculation of the resemblance is the higher detection rate.

So overall, the Windows is to become more and more secure finally. To get to know more about the updates of Windows operating system, log on to Save My System. We, at Save My System, also offer services for data recovery and computer security issues. For more details contact our London PC repair service site.