(The Hosting News) – Autorun Malware is down, this according to a report posted online by the Malware Protection Center at Microsoft.
The report focuses on malware that takes advantage of the Windows component “Autorun.”
However, in recent months, the company reports the number of infections has dropped significantly.
Microsoft attributes the drop to updates they’ve offered on Windows versions of XP and Vista.
The report states, “In comparison to the three months prior to the update, we saw 1.3 million fewer infections on Windows Vista and XP from February to May.”
Meanwhile, Microsoft expects the number of infections to continue to drop.
To view the entire report, visit: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/06/14/autorun-abusing-malware-where-are-they-now.aspx