Vista Black (HAT) Edition 2009 infected with Win32/Bifrose, warns Microsoft

Microsoft posted some information about Microsoft Security Essentials helping to detect malware that turns out to be embedded in copies of non-genuine (pirated) Windows Vista that people’ve downloaded “we’ve seen a spike in a particular variant of Win32/Bifrose – Backdoor:Win32/Bifrose.EO. Well, it seems that malware authors (or perhaps an unsuspecting pirate) are distributing a ‘cracked’ version of Windows that comes […]

Microsoft posted some information about Microsoft Security Essentials helping to detect malware that turns out to be embedded in copies of non-genuine (pirated) Windows Vista that people’ve downloaded “we’ve seen a spike in a particular variant of Win32/Bifrose – Backdoor:Win32/Bifrose.EO. Well, it seems that malware authors (or perhaps an unsuspecting pirate) are distributing a ‘cracked’ version of Windows that comes pre-infected for your convenience – labelled, fittingly, “Vista Black Edition”. Just to clarify, this means computer users’re downloading an ISO of pirated Microsoft software (and saving to disk on a Genuine Windows system) and a free Microsoft anti-virus product is alerting them to a potential infection in their freshly stolen software,” warns Protection Center blog.