Malware Test of Build 7955 - PLEASE READ AND DO!

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  1. jyaniv

    jyaniv MDL Junior Member

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    #1 jyaniv, Apr 25, 2011
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    Hey guys,

    When you get Build 7955 test it by loading malware onto it.

    Install Microsoft Security Essentials and see if MSE blocks the malware on it.

    A good place to get malware is support.clean-mx.de/clean-mx/viruses.php

    Once you have downloaded the malware.. test it.. if it doesnt bring up an alert, send the file as a sample to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center team via microsoft.com/security/portal/Submission/Submit.aspx

    Thanks!!!

    The more people that do this, the more secure Windows 8 will be when it comes to viruses and malware!
     
  2. Xeraxic

    Xeraxic MDL Member

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    Malware and Virus's constantly evolve. Doing this on an old build 1-2 years before release won't do anything really. Thats why we get hot-fix's/security updates in WU.
     
  3. jyaniv

    jyaniv MDL Junior Member

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    The point is securing the OS to not have as many hot fixes and security updates after launch.. a strong working build at RTM is the best thing.. so why not get started now?
     
  4. Panda X

    Panda X MDL Junior Member

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    I honestly believe installing AVs on betas is pure paranoia. I mean if you're going to use it as a primary os, fine, but other than that...
     
  5. _spinner_

    _spinner_ MDL Addicted

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    agree with that...+1
     
  6. jyaniv

    jyaniv MDL Junior Member

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    True.. but to make the OS more stable before RTM, isnt that a good thing?
     
  7. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    Those are not malware, I see those all the time, just common startup items.
     
  8. jyaniv

    jyaniv MDL Junior Member

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    Still, please put them into a ZIP archive and submit them to Microsoft for analysis via microsoft.com/security/portal/Submission/Submit.aspx
     
  9. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    That would be pointless. They are supposed to be there.
     
  10. Claysoft65

    Claysoft65 MDL Member

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    Sorry, but... Do You really wanna have a secure OS ? If so, why are you talking about using a BS like MSE ?

    Yeah... it's free... it's nice... it's easy to use... and it's not using lots of resources...
    SURE!!! Its security level is as good as a thin slice of Gruyère Cheese... :p :p
     
  11. ReelFiles

    ReelFiles MDL Addicted

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    Anybody who requires that much security shouldn't be on a Windows based machine. MSE works fine for 95% of the rest of the world.
     
  12. jyaniv

    jyaniv MDL Junior Member

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    Have you ever ran files against VirusTotal? MSE blocks 98% of the malware through detection..
     
  13. alextheg

    alextheg Super Moderator
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    Hello Microsoft. I'm submitting a virus report for the OS that none of us are supposed to have yet. Hope you don't mind........

    Seriously , thread closed.
     
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