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Webroot Reports Highest Spyware Infection Rates First Qtr 2006


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:17 AM

Spyware staged a significant counterattack during the first quarter of 2006...According to the report, the first quarter of 2006 saw a 15 percentage point jump in the share of consumer PCs infected with spyware: from 72 percent in Q4 2005 to 87 percent in Q1 2006. The average instances of spyware on infected machines increased 18 percent over the previous quarter to an average of 29.5 instances of spyware per infected PC, up from 24.9 instances in Q4 2005...

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 12:43 PM

Given the monetary incentive for creating and spreading malware, I am not surprised at the increase.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:50 AM

ABOUT WEBROOT
Webroot Software, Inc. is the creator and publisher of the award–winning Spy Sweeper line of anti–spyware products for consumers, small businesses and enterprises worldwide. Based in Boulder, Colo., the company is privately held and backed by some of the industry’s leading venture capital firms, including Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners and Mayfield. Webroot’s software consistently receives top ratings and recommendations by respected third–party media and product reviews, and has been adopted by millions globally. Spy Sweeper and other Webroot products can be found online at www.webroot.com and on the shelves of leading retailers throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Webroot products are also available as either branded solutions or on an OEM basis.

That is a good business for these kind of compnies.

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Thanks John




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