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Microsoft Update Rids 2 Million Computers of Password Stealers

Microsoft's MSRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool), an application that finds and eradicates bad programs like viruses from Windows computers, removed password-stealing programs for online games from over 2 Million computers during June 10-17, 2008 after the application was updated for detecting these malware programs.

One password-stealing program called Taterf was spotted on 700,000 systems on June 10, 2008. Over the period of detection, Microsoft eradicated Taterf from nearly 1.3 Million systems.

According to the Security Specialists at Microsoft, password-stealing programs like Taterf are some of the most prevalent kinds of malware on the Net because online c...

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