Posts Tagged ‘Windows Shell’

Classic Shell – Add Dropped Features to Newer Windows Versions

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Talk about irony; Microsoft spends hundreds of thousands of dollars updating the Windows interface, then somebody else comes up with a simple, free program to put things back the way they used to be …

When you compare the Windows XP operating system to Vista or Windows 7, you will notice that Microsoft has changed, altered or removed features in the newer operating system. From a new start menu to a new Windows Explorer layout, new copy user interface or the new Internet Explorer 9 that looks and feels slightly different than previous versions of the web browser.

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Microsoft warn of Windows Shell Critical Vulnerability

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Again? When it comes to vulnerability, Windows seems to lead the pack …

Microsoft have warned of a critical vulnerability in Windows Shell, caused when parsing .lnk shortcuts that can automatically launch a malicious program through use of a specially crafted shortcut.

The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows including XP and Windows 7.   On Windows 7 the exploit can bypass the operating system’s security as it does not require administrative privileges to run.

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