After a public announcement of malware that is found in no less than a quarter of a billion computers worldwide, comes the response of the developer of the windows system, which tries to lower the flames
We are in the midst of a period when awareness and concern about various and various damages that may find their way into our computers is certainly magnified (WannaCry and its like, which were created based on the NSA tool), so it's no surprise to find that advertising Checkpoint's official blog (Check Point) about a new, rapidly evolving malicious tool that fires up a fireball has created echoes in the network, which have also responded to the official security blog of Microsoft Office - According to the Israeli security company, the analysis is a little excessive.
The original report About Fireball Point an accusatory finger at an online advertising company in China that has created a secretly installed tool on computers as part of installing other legitimate applications (though often from highly unreliable sources, such as pirated download sites), turning system browsers into "zombie" browsers Large-scale fabricated, to pay for clicks on advertisements of various types. In other words - the browsers and the internet connection of the pasted are working overtime in the background, with the beginning and inexperienced consumer not really supposed to feel that something is wrong.
At Check Point, at least 250 has announced that it has installed millions of computers already infected with the new malware, at least 20 Networks Large organizations are a significant risk of continuing the phenomenon of expansion - unpleasant at all, even if the results are not as devastating as those of various heretics.
Then she arrived Microsoft 's response - which began by going against the claim that it was a new damage that was only now being identified. The company stated that they know about Fireball's existence, are following it and working to prevent it from 2015, and also estimate that the number of systems that are actually infected is small in size: a few tens of millions of "only" consumers, compared to the number they checked Point.
At Microsoft,Windows Defender and Malicious Software Removal Tool, which are on their latest operating systems, have been able to successfully handle most forms of Fireball right now, offering a few relatively simple ways to effectively clean up pasted systems - and make a statement that theWindows The new 10 S is immune to malware like this, as what sounds and seems like an unnecessary advertisement in a publication that should be technical and professional.
So who is right here and who is exaggerating? As always, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle of the road, but one thing is for sure - it's a good idea to have some reliable application installed on your computer to prevent damage and exploit weaknesses Security Are known, and it is best to make sure that it is updated as often as possible. Also, it would not hurt to avoid installing software from unofficial sources and raising any doubts.