Very commendable is how best to describe the valiant effort by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and other corporations to fight PC viruses. Lenovo and other software companies have united with Microsoft to work on the same issue. The companies worked together to incorporate detection through a root trust repair solution for already installed protection softwares. Additionally, some of Lenovo’s PC sold between September 2014 and February 2015 had the Superfish software pre installed. The magnitude of the work being done has drastically reduced the number of infected Lenovo PC to fewer than 1,000 daily.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Security team recently announced adding to its catalogue a new Superfish clean up tool. The company also announced that its software discovered well over 60,000 PCs was infected, with the Superfish Adware. This occurred on February 21, with the company further stating that it declined slightly two days after, before falling drastically. The company noted that the number of computers using its programs that were infected fell to 3,000 on February 25. The number further declined to apparently, less than 1,000 a day.
Recently, Microsoft revealed that it added two new families to its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) namely; Win32/CompromisedCert and Win32/Alinaos. The function of these MSRT is to target the Alinaos trojan family. The Alinaos trojan family virus places emphasis on checkout terminals in a bid to steal vital credit card information. The MSRT acts as a compliment to security software such as anti-virus. Additionally it has numerous small “finger prints” that detects malware deemed danger by Microsoft.
The addition of the new MSRT’s will definitely go far in providing some sense of security to Lenovo PC users. The total number of Lenovo PCs estimated to be cleansed of this virus is about 250,000 between February and March. These figures were derived from Microsoft’s MSRT. User access this free as it is sent to windows PC through Windows Update monthly.