Microsoft Explains How Windows 10 Users Are Protected Against Fireball Malware

Beside WannaCry, which is one of the top malware infections this year, Fireball is one particular threat that has already compromised hundreds of millions of computers across the world, and security companies warn that the number of victims is growing at an alarming rate.

But fortunately, this figure won’t include up-to-date Windows 10 systems, as Microsoft explains in an analysis of the malware that users running its most recent OS with all patches installed are completely secure.

Microsoft points out that Fireball typically compromises computers through software bundles, as it’s installed with programs that users download from sources that aren’t really legitimate. The infection most often happens because of pirated content, cracks, and key generators, with Fireball hijacking the browser’s home page and the default search settings to generate revenue from searches.

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.