The fraudsters installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
, which is free, but took PS320 as payment.
Microsoft's infection rate metric, CCM, is defined as the number of computers cleaned per 1,000 unique computers by the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
- a free tool distributed by the company's update services, which removes over 200 "highly prevalent or serious threats from computers", according to the report.
It is particularly prevalent in Mongolia, with 35 computers infected out of every 1,000 running the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool
(MSRT) in 2H 2015.
Microsoft did say it will continue to supply its Malicious Software Removal Tool
until July 14 of this year.
Most of Microsoft's infection rate data is derived from the Malicious Software Removal Tool
(MSRT), a free utility it distributes to all Windows users each month that detects, then deletes selected malware families.
And in April 2008, Trend researchers disputed Microsoft's claim that the latter's Malicious Software Removal Tool
(MSRT) had crushed the life out of the Storm botnet.<p>Copyright 2009 IDG Middle East.
A statement posted on the Microsoft Security Response Centre blog said: "We ve conducted a comprehensive review of the November Security Updates, the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
, and the non-security updates we released through Windows Update in November.
The report highlighted that the infection rates within the GCC countries ranging from 6.2 to 20.8 (computers infected per 1,000 executions of the Microsoft malicious software removal tool
) in the first half of 2009 (January-June).
Microsoft has also added new capabilities to their Malicious Software Removal Tool
(MSRT), which could detect and remove the worm if it was present on a machine.
It pulls data from scanned Hotmail accounts, Microsoft Security Essentials, its Malicious Software Removal Tool
and from Web pages scanned by Microsoft's Bing search.
Edited by Zeid Nasser The latest (June) edition of Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool
(MSRT) includes a device to remove password stealers from infected machines.