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Half of pirated Vista is malware

Mon - 19th Feb 2007

About half of the downloads claiming to be free versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system are actually malicious Trojan horse software, security vendor DriveSentry Inc. warned on Thursday 15th Feb.

Pirated Versions of Vista have been in circulation for months. They have been modified so as to avoid having to be activated. Microsoft is catching up with the pirates though by introducing new Genuine Advantage methods.

A crack for Vista Activation which has been circulating called "Windows Vista All Versions Activation 21.11.06" has been identified as a Trojan Horse that has keylogging capabilities.

Anyone who ends up with malware because of downloading pirate software deserves what they get.


Microsoft to make life harder for Vista pirates

Mon - 19th Feb 2007

Microsoft has been hit with over optimistic sales forecasts recently. Although Microsoft had felt that they would make the target they didnt realise how much Piracy ws actually going on in countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia.

With Vista, Microsoft has made it harder for pirates with additions to its Windows Geniune Advantage software.

Steve Ballmer of Microsoft has recently said:

"We have new technologies built into Windows Vista, something we call Windows Genuine Advantage [that] we've really dialled up in capabilities with the Vista release," he says. "I do think that will bring some revenue growth. We will have strong growth in the Windows business in emerging markets: China, India, Brazil, Russia and many others. Those markets are very high piracy."


Partners report 10 annoying Vista problems as conflicts dampen debut

Mon - 19th Feb 2007

Microsoft Partners are having a hard time with Vista since it's launch a few weeks ago.

Partners say early adopters of Vista are facing a higher than usual number of conflicts.

Partners are annoyed by the abundance of software and hardware incompatibilities surfacing as Windows Vista is deployed to more early adopters.

A list of the top 10 problems faced by early adopters has been compiled by CRN.

1. Lack of available drivers from ISVs causing application conflicts;

2. Lack of available drivers for existing and new peripherals and hardware components;

3. Buggy drivers



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