Monthly Archives: December 2004

What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software

Part 1: What is spyware? Published: September 29, 2004Spyware is a general term used for software that performs certain behaviors such as advertising, collecting personal information, or changing the configuration of your computer, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent. You … Continue reading

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TrendMicro’s Damage Cleanup Engine / Template

Damage Cleanup Engine / Template This self-extracting archive is a stand-alone fix package that incorporates the Damage Cleanup Engine and Template. It replaces the traditional fix tool by addressing a wide variety of system infections rather than a specific malware … Continue reading

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Microsoft Statement on European Union Court

Microsoft Statement on European Union Court of First Instance Order on Interim MeasuresREDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 22, 2004 — We are in the process of reviewing the Order by the Court of First Instance. Although the Court ruled against Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Download Notifications

Stay up-to-date with the latest drivers, trial software, service packs, and more from the Microsoft Download Center. Spend Less Time SearchingSign up for our Download Notifications service, and each week there are new downloads available in the categories you select, … Continue reading

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Hotmail dumps McAfee’s antivirus for Trend Micro

MSN’s Hotmail service, which has almost 200 million users worldwide, has dumped McAfee as its antivirus partner in favor of rival Trend Micro.According to Microsoft, e-mails and attachments sent or received by any of Hotmail’s 187 million Web mail customers … Continue reading

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Critical update for Windows Firewall Windows XP SP 2

SYMPTOMSAfter you set up Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you may discover that anyone on the Internet can access resources on your computer when you use a dial-up connection to connect to the Internet. For … Continue reading

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Microsoft Statement on Sunbelt Claims to GIANT Technology

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 17, 2004 — On December 16, 2004, Microsoft announced that it acquired GIANT Company Software, a provider of anti-spyware and Internet security products, to help protect customers from the threat of spyware and other deceptive software. While … Continue reading

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Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company

New Offerings Will Help Customers Keep SpywareAnd Other Deceptive Software Off Their ComputersREDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 16, 2004 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has acquired GIANT Company Software Inc., a provider of top-rated anti-spyware and Internet security products. … Continue reading

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Latest Virus Threat: Zafi.D

Zafi.DAliases: Email-Worm.Win32.Zafi.d Nocard.A@mm W32.Erkez.D@mm W32/Zafi-D W32/Zafi.D.worm W32/Zafi.d@MM Win32.Zafi.D Win32.Zafi.D!ZIP Win32/Zafi.D.Worm WORM_ZAFI.D Zafi.D F-SECURE Zafi.D Description:A new variant of Zafi worm – Zafi.D is spreading. While the original Zafi.A uses only Hungarian, the new Zafi.D spreads in email in English, Italian, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December, 2004

Published: December 1, 2004 | Updated: December 14, 2004MS04-040: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (889293)Summary A vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution on an affected system.MS04-041: Vulnerability in WordPad Could Allow Code Execution (885836)Summary … Continue reading

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