32% of computers with AV protection are infected
Feb 11, 2010, 03:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A SurfRight report shows statistics that give
credibility to the lately popular opinion that one anti-virus
solution is no longer enough to be sure your computer isn't
"The effectiveness of most anti-virus solutions relies still on
the quality of the virus signatures, and sometimes on the
heuristics capabilities of the programs. Aided by its partners,
SurfRight had the idea of bundling up 7 anti-virus engines that
have at their disposal an equal amount of anti-virus databases.
They called it Hitman Pro 3.
"The statistics that they presented regard a little over 100,000
users that have run their anti-virus solution during 55 days at the
end of 2009. Granted that the users that downloaded and ran it were
more likely to be infected, since they expect an infection (maybe
their computer is running more slowly) or want a second opinion, so
incidence of infection might be a little higher than usual.
Nevertheless, it still illustrates the point - having an anti-virus
solution doesn't guarantee safety."
At least the linked report names Windows--ed.
- New Russian botnet tries to kill rival
(Feb 10, 2010)
- Buying Guide: Anti-Virus Software(Feb 05, 2010)
- Hacking for Fun and Profit in China’s Underworl(Feb 04, 2010)
- Russia, Brazil Lead Cyber Attack Barrage(Jan 20, 2010)
- French Government calls on internet users to abandon Internet Explorer(Jan 19, 2010)
- New Malware Tactics, Targets Expected in 2010(Dec 31, 2009)
- Linux-powered Packet Fence Protects Your Network(Dec 31, 2009)
- Attackers Buying Own Data Centers for Botnets, Spam(Dec 22, 2009)