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Microsoft Malware Engine a Malware Victim?

Microsoft's Malware Protection Engine drives a whole host of Redmond security tools. The software was found to have an elevation-of-privilege security flaw that got a fix this week.

Users of Windows LiveCare, Defender, Security Essentials, the Malicious Software Removal Tools and Forefront Endpoint Protection should welcome this fix.

Rather than install a patch, just make sure your security software gets automatically updated. The trick is to check the Malware Protection Engine version number and make sure it is 1.1.6603.0 or higher.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/25/2011 at 1:18 PM


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