During configuration of Windows 8 machine I have noticed that I wasn't asked (or maybe I was) to choose the network type for my current network. By the type of network I mean options like Home(Private), Work or a Public network.
With this selection you are automatically choosing the proper Windows firewall profile.
Unfortunately my network was automatically configured as a Public network.
As you can see from the picture below, Public network is not clickable so I can't change it.
It seems that a new virus/malware is on the loose. Today I have received a mail containing the same virus in the past couple of days.
Here's the mail info:
From: Ludimilla - Financeiro
Nota Fiscal - digitalset
Body: Demostrativo em anexo
Attachment: Nota Fiscal 00385380011.zip
File: Nota Fiscal 00385380011.exe
Unfortunately, I'm not sure what harm can this virus do to your machine, especially with the fact that it still has not been detected by most of the Antivirus applications.
Here is the result from VIRUS TOTAL
So far it has been successfully recognized by Avast, BitDefender, Nod32, Symantec etc.. It appears to be just another variant of Win32:Malware-Gen and it should be removed as posted on im-infected.com.
If you're using Windows 8 behind a corporate proxy server, you are probably unable to use Metro apps online or even update Microsoft Security Essentials that is now integrated in Windows 8.
Resolution is fairly simple..
Configure your Proxy settings in Internet Explorer.
Open Command Prompt under Administrative privileges (Run As Administrator) and type the following command:
If you would like to add another Windows Mail account to Mail Metro app please do the following:
Open Mail application from the Metro screen | Call Windows Mail Charm using Win key + C | Go to settings | Accounts
Click Add an Account to add additional account to Windows Mail Metro app