AVAST one of few to protect against Microsoft vulnerabilities

Avast Security Blogger, 17 August 2012

AVAST one of few to protect against Microsoft vulnerabilities

According to study by NSS Labs (here), avast! Internet Security and 3 other security products out of total 13 tested protect users against Microsoft vulnerability withing XML Core Services and against vulnerability in IE 8 (IE8 has approx. 15% share). Both exploits were patched by Microsoft in June and July respectively but users who failed to update are of course at risk. A good news for avast! Free Antivirus users... you have the same protection against those exploits as users of the paid-for avast! Internet Security suite.

PS: having everything up-to-date and patched is of course one of the golden stay-secure-rules.

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