Backdoors, Bots Biggest Threats To Windows

From TechWeb:

Backdoor Trojans are a clear and present danger to Windows machines, Microsoft said Monday as it released the first-ever analysis of data collected by the 15-month run of its Malicious Software Removal Tool, a utility that seeks out and destroys over five-dozen malware families.

According to Microsoft’s anti-malware engineering team, Trojans that, once installed, give an attacker access and control of a PC, are a “significant and tangible threat to Windows users.”

Of the 5.7 million unique PCs from which the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) has deleted malware, 3.5 million of them — 62 percent — had at least one backdoor Trojan.

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