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Anti-Virus Companies Struggle to Keep Up

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The figures don't sound too realistic here.

 

15,000 to 20,000 new threats a day? :unsure:

You would think that with all the big companies such as McAfee, Norton, Avast, Microsoft, etc. working on security software, that the problem with computer viruses, malware and other software nasties would be a thing of the past, or at least something you don?t have to worry about so much any more.

 

The truth would scare the bits right out of your computer if it knew what was out there and had any say in the matter!

 

Recent tests and analysis by Anti-Virus testing and monitoring organizations have shown that the threat from Viruses, Trojans, Spyware and other ?Malware? programs are increasing at an incredible rate.

 

According to AV-Test.org - a German Anti-Virus testing and monitoring organization - the threat from malicious software has never been greater. Approximately 5.5 Million harmful software programs were released worldwide in 2007.

 

According to AV-Test, this has forced Anti-Virus companies to analyze an average of 15,000 and 20,000 new and different threats to computer security every single day last year. That is nearly 4 times as many threats that faced cyber citizens in 2006 and approximately 15 times more than in 2005, as can be seen in the graph below.

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Well, they must be extremely weak viruses and/or targeting pretty darn weak PCs and networks. When was the last time you heard of any company or network getting a serious virus outbreak? Last year? At 15 - 20,000 a day, these are pretty good antivirus programs that we have.

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if all work as one be fix over night, some downloads not so good see McAfee Site Advisor test.post-16440-1208480611_thumb.png

 

 

http://www.siteadvisor.com/studies/search_...ty_may2006.html

 

Dangerous sites soared to as much as 72% of results for certain risky keywords.

 

Particularly dangerous keywords include "free screensavers", "bearshare", "kazaa", "download music", and "free games."

 

http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/200...,108416,00.html six of the top 10 Google ads that pop up on a search for the term "screensavers" are for products that involve "spyware, spam or similar unwanted materials."

 

Analysis: Paid search results often not worth the click

 

http://www.cadna.org/en/index.html CADNA Supports Anti-Phishing Consumer Protection Act

 

http://blog.siteadvisor.com/

 

http://www.time.com/

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/...afeesiteadvisor

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if all work as one be fix over night, some downloads not so good see McAfee Site Advisor test.post-16440-1208480611_thumb.png

 

 

http://www.siteadvisor.com/studies/search_...ty_may2006.html

 

Dangerous sites soared to as much as 72% of results for certain risky keywords.

 

Particularly dangerous keywords include "free screensavers", "bearshare", "kazaa", "download music", and "free games."

 

http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/200...,108416,00.html six of the top 10 Google ads that pop up on a search for the term "screensavers" are for products that involve "spyware, spam or similar unwanted materials."

 

Analysis: Paid search results often not worth the click

 

http://www.cadna.org/en/index.html CADNA Supports Anti-Phishing Consumer Protection Act

 

http://blog.siteadvisor.com/

 

http://www.time.com/

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/...afeesiteadvisor

 

Panic! The sky is falling... :P

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