10891 New virus threatens PCs on Windows 7 and Windows 8

New virus threatens PCs on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Новый вирус угрожает ПК на Windows 7 и Windows 8

Did not have time to finish hacking virus WannaCry as for owners of computers with installed operating systems, the old model: Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the horizon appeared a new threat leading to the slow PC and sometimes to a “screen of death”.

Information portal Ars Technica, who studied a new error, concluded that at risk are computers with operating systems Windows 7 and 8. The mechanism of damage to the virus by introducing into NTFS file system a file called “c:\$MFT\123”, which leads to unstable operation of Windows.

Tested discovered the problem the employees of the resource The Verge (used Windows 7 and Internet Explorer) revealed that there is a slowing down your computer to a critically low level at which the user is forced to restart the system. In addition, it was found that this error does not affect the functionality of Windows 10 and only affects older operating systems.

Source: theverge.com

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