Where Viruses Hide

Where Viruses Hide. This morning, I spoke to a VAR–that's value-added reseller–buddy, who recounted a disturbing security problem he has seen in consumer PCs. I would recommend that Microsoft and its PC vendor partners take a serious look at this problem, particularly in context of Windows XP Service Pack 2. … I would encourage PC manufacturers and Microsoft to assess the possible security vulnerability posed by spyware or Trojan horses hidden in the restore partition. I can't say how widespread the problem is, nor will I speculate. But, where there are two instances, there are probably more. [Microsoft Monitor]

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