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The screenshot indicates that the Windows Attachment Manager has identified what it considers a possibly dangerous file from an external source and marked it. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883260 for information on what the Attachment Manager is and how to configure it. The Windows Attachment Manager will mark many types of files that could possibly ...


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Vista Antivirus Security 2012 is just another name for a common name-changing rogue security program that alters its name and GUI depending on the OS it's running on. For example, XP Security 2012, Vista Security 2012, and Win 7 Security 2012 are used on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 respectively (this is not an complete list.) All of the names ...


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It's impossible to say with certainty how this infection was distributed. The rogue-AV landscape is a complex marketplace of affiliate groups; the infection process is likely to have been undertaken by a different party to the team behind Vista Antrivirus Security itself. Each pay-per-install affiliate may use different tactics. But yes, plugin exploits ...


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You can clear an entire event log, but not individual entries. If you're an administrator on the machine, you can go into Event Viewer and clear the Security log, by right clicking it and going into Properties, then clicking Clear Log. This will remove all logs, then add one entry that states the time and user ID that cleared the log. Keep in mind that ...


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Technically it is not possible to delete single events within the EventLog. Atleast, I do not know of a publicly known API that does this within the EventLog call. There is a "Clear" method which removes all the entries, not just the specific ones. All we can do is filter the logs.



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