Windows Bug: The Window 7 users will never forget this month. This month was very fearful for these users. We all have heard about the malware, WannaCry ransomware which has affected lots of Window 7 system. Now a new bug is developing which will slow down and crash the Window 7 and 8.
According to Ars Technica, this bug is from the late 1990s. The Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are affected by this bug. The affected system automatically slows down and crashes. Some wicked user operates these bug to attack various users computer. They lock the system by corrupt filenames and crash it with a blue screen of death (BSOD).
The new version of this bug is known as concon. Earlier, the bug was found in the Windows 95 and Windows 98 operating systems. This malware was regarded as the security weakness since the wicked web pages would crash systems by linking these types of file:///C:/con/con.
You should know how the new version bug works. The new bug enables a malicious website to load an image file with the “$MFT” style in the record path. The “$MFT” filename is given to a particular metadata file which is used by Windows’ NTFS filesystems. The file is in the root directory of each NTFS volume. It is not visible to you and is unavailable in other software. Only the NTFS driver has the correct techniques to manage it.
So, if anybody is installing these types of dangerous filenames by using them as image sources, then the system will get locked up and crash with a BSOD. If you are opening the file c:\$MFT\123, the NTFS driver locks the filesystem and will not get delivered. As a result, the apps which operate by using data on the hard drive gets restricted.
Your PC gets slower, hangs and finally crashes by BSOD. Rebooting is the only way from which you can get yourself safe. The new bug has not infected the Window 10 users. Microsoft has not issued any patch for the bug. The Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are still worried about the latest malware.