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#1 t3s

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:17 AM

I know this doesn't belong in this forums but I could not find a forum to put it in, and I did not want to post in the Malware Response forum as I am being temporarily removed from that forum.

I am having trouble finding any reliable statistics about IT Security such as the damage Malware can do to your computer and privacy and how many people go without anti virus software.

I need this info for a speech I am writing for class.

Any help would be great! Thanks.


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

If you do a Google Search for malware Statistics, you should find the information you seek.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Computer Viruses of the Decade
The Most Dangerous Computer Viruses in History


Latest Malware Threats:
Threat Meters:
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:41 PM

I tried that search and a few others including my best hit with "Security Awareness Statistics" and found one page here with a few statistics closer to what I am looking for but it is old and I would have to find those same statistics on the sites that they came from in order for me to site them correctly.

The problem with the rest of the statistics is that some people (and I've met alot of them) just don't care about malware or "virus'" in their system so showing them a list of names and their statistical frequency just doesn't work.

Not saying I can't use that information as well, and I thank you for that extensive list, but I am hoping to grab the audience first with stuff like what I found on the page I linked above.


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:17 PM

Malware Infection Rate At 5 Percent - one in every twenty PCs infected
Windows 7's malware infection rate has climbed by more than 30% during the second half of 2010
Statistics on Security Breaches on the Internet

One in 10 web pages laced with malware
One webpage gets infected by virus every 5 seconds
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 08:08 AM

quietman7, you're my hero.

Thanks for all the links, I'll be doing much reading for the next couple of days.

The first couple of links I glanced over mentioned the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool, which comes up every month when I update (mind you, I update daily, not monthly) and I've always selected the "Hide Option" with regards to this tool.


Is this a wise move? Can I / should I be installing/running the app, even though I'm running Malwarebytes Pro?

If you've already addressed this somewhere else, feel free to let me know and thank you, thank you again for all the links and info.


Newb4Life, I hope your speech went well. Would be interested in seeing/reading it, or at least knowing how it went.

Onward,

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:30 PM

Yes you should continue to use the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool...once a month is fine. MSRT removes specific malicious software and includes a list of what it detects. Not all Security tools look for the same thing so using more than one may result in detection of malware the others may miss.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:00 AM

Good to know, will start to use the MSRT on the next roll out.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:33 AM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

Sorry I disappeared for a while.

Those are great for what I need them for.

Thanks a bunch!


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:48 PM

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