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Computer Virus: How Infected Are We?

Getting to Know The Infamous Computer Virus Facts and Statistics How /nfected are we? 32% Roughly 32% of computers in the world are infected with some type of malware. mal•ware Software that is intended to damage or disable computer systems or to leverage access to a computer system for the purposes of theft or fraud. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% China South Korea Taiwan Turkey Honduras Bulgaria Bolivia Israel Slovakia Poland 30% Just over 30% of households in the U.S.A. are infected by malware 10 Most Infected Countries 10 Least Infected Countries Canada Greece Holland Germany Finland Ireland United Kingdom Norway Switzerland Sweden Number of United States households that experience heavy spam: 24 Million Number of United States households that have had serious virus problems in the last 2 years: 16 Million Number of United States households that have had serious spyware problems in the last 6 months: 8 Million Number of United States households that have lost money or had accounts misused because of malware: 1 Million Infected with? What are we 0,01% 1% 2% 2% Viruses 57% 57% "3% 4% Misc. Trojans 21% I Trojan Downloaders 7% 7% Misc. Unwanted Software 4% Adware Exploits 3% Worms 2% 21% | Monitoring Tools 2% Back Doors 1% Spyware 0.01% vi•rus 57% A form of malware that is capable of copying itself and spreading to other files via many various user actions. tro-jan 21% A type of malware that disguises itself as a normal file or program to trick users into downloading and installing it. tro·jan down-loa•der 7% A type of trojan that secretly downloads malicious files from a remote server, then installs and executes those files. un•wan ted soft•ware 4% Any software that is maliciously or fraudulently installed on a computer system without the operator's consent. ad•ware 3% Malware that automatically displays or downloads unwander ads or advertising materials when a user logs onto the internet. ex-ploit 3% Software that takes advantage of a bug, glitch or other vulnerability on a computer system in order to perform a malicious act. worm 2% This type of malware spreads over computer networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in the operating system and copying itself automatically. mon-i•tor-ing tool 2% Malware that tracks and monitors specific user behaviors and can report back to a remote server without being detected. back door 1% A type of malicious software designed to remotely access or control a computer without being detected by users or security programs. spy•ware 0.01% This type of malware searches out and collects specific bits of data on a computer system such as credit card numbers or passwords. There were approximately 27 Million strains of malware created last year. That's 74,00O new viruses every day. The most Prolific virus of all time Conficker (also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido) is a computer worm that targets flaws in the Windows operating system to spread across system networks while forming its own network of auto-acting malware. It is known to be unusually difficult to counter. The Conficker infected millions of computers across 200 countries including everything from home personal computers to business and government networks. It is the largest known computer worm infection on record. How much do viruses Cost us? $4.55 BILLION Here's what $4.55 Billion U.S. Dollars looks like in pallets full of stacked $100 notes. That's the esimated cost to U.S. house- holds per year from viruses, spyware and other malware. Sources: Microsoft PANDA Consumer Reports Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Panda Security, Consumer Reports OTopTenREVIEWS Presented by TopTenReviews and TechMediaNetwork Created by Alan Eilander and Michael Reis

Computer Virus: How Infected Are We?

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Interesting facts and statistics about malware and spam in 2013


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