Windows Security: Archive: April 2009 

Protect Yourself on Facebook

Tips on protecting yourself and your PC as you use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

'Critical' Excel Hole Fixed on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft confirmed that Patch Tuesday releases fixed the serious Excel vulnerability, a flaw that surfaced in in February.

Microsoft: Eight Patches Due Tuesday

Microsoft will release three patches for Windows, one each for IE browser and Excel, along with an additional passel.

Microsoft says Most File Exploits Avoidable

Consumers need to take responsibility for their PC safety, explains Microsoft.

Microsoft: Fear Could be Driving PC Attacks

Consumers have become so concerned about PC virus attacks that they are rushing to install security apps -- many of which are fake and actually install malware.

PowerPoint Gets Security Advisory

The popular presentation software PowerPoint has fallen victim to active attacks.

Conficker Prompts New Efforts

The Conficker.C worm has infected about 10 million Windows-based computers in 150 countries, with China's level of infection estimated at 3 million, Brazil at 1 million and Russia at 800,000. In the United States, researchers suspect about 200,000 computers have been infected.