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Vista Ultimate 64-bit, SP2
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Security companies warn of uptick in attacks using new IE flaw.
Criminals are stepping up their attacks leveraging an unpatched flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, using it to install fake antivirus products and malicious back doors on victim's computers.
Microsoft first warned of the bug on March 9, saying that it had been used in "targeted attacks." But now, according to researchers, the exploits are much more widespread. By late last week, security vendor AVG was getting reports of 30,000 attacks per day, according to Roger Thompson, AVG's chief research officer.
System Manufacturer/Model Number LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX . OS Vista Ultimate 64-bit, SP2 CPU IntelCore 2DuoT8300@2.4GHz x2 Memory 4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB. Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem. Monitor(s) Displays 17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display. Screen Resolution 1440 x 900
Keyboard IBM enhanced Mouse Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad. Case Laptop / notebook. Cooling Stock. Hard Drives SPECS.
Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
Drive 2. [ All as above.]
CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB. Internet Speed ADSL [ Too slow.] Other Info Webcam.