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Can I get some virus statistics?


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#1 Pawn3d

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

I'm trying to prepare myself as a technician to be ready for the most common outbreaks in computer security and I have a few questions:

What is the most common computer infection?
What's the current popular virus going around?
What operating system is most vulnerable?

I tried to find virus stats but could only find documents from 1999!

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:51 PM

Latest Malware Threats:
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:04 PM

To add to Quiteman7, remember that this stuff changes constantly.
If you check our Removal Guides you will see a new one added almost every day.

"What operating system is most vulnerable?"
Pretty much any version of Windows from XP up
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:10 PM

Windows 7's malware infection rate climbs, XP's falls

Data released today by Microsoft showed that Windows 7's malware infection rate climbed by more than 30% during the second half of 2010, even as the infection rate of the 10-year-old Windows XP fell by more than 20%.


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