Windows security is having a hard time keeping up with fixing customer’s computers that have been infected by a worm called the Downandup, Downadup, Kido!, and the Conficker. It is believed that this virus is being uploaded onto computers through infected USB drives.
The virus will trick people into running it by modifying the “autorun” that works with the drive. It is important for people to look closely at the options available for you to open it. You will see two options available that will “Open folder to view files”. The first one that pops up “Open folder to view files published by Microsoft Windows” is fake and will install the virus onto your computer. When the virus is installed it will spread in a matter of seconds.
The European Commission will be investigating Microsoft’s new plan that will allow its Office software to edit and save files in a rival format. The EU is skeptical on whether or not the ability for Microsoft to support Open Document Formats in Office will give consumers a fair choice.
“The Commission will investigate whether the announced support of Open Document Format in Office leads to better interoperability and allows consumers to process and exchange their documents with the software product of their choice,” the commission said in a statement reported by Dow Jones.
We were not at all surprised to see that Microsoft has delayed the release of the new Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. Microsoft released a statement yesterday stating they were trying to fix certain compatibility issues and would be suspending downloads on a massive scale.
It said in an email that the update, which was released to manufacturing and volume licensing customers a week ago and was supposed to be generally available from yesterday, will not be pumped out to the masses via its Windows Update (WU) website as planned until the company fixes the bug. However, the firm hasn’t pinpointed when XP SP3 will be available, much to the chagrin of Vista-shy customers who have been patiently waiting for the update to land.