One in Six Computers Infected

That's the grim word from Derby, England-based malware researcher Prevx. That stat is based on checks made for active spyware and malware on nearly 300,000 desktop systems over the last 30 days.

Of the 290,647 PCs scanned with Prevx's Computer Security Investigator tool, 45,251 (or 15.6 percent) had an active infection with one or more instances of spyware or other malware. The results of this recent widespread system check, published earlier this week, also revealed that 59.5 percent of businesses running the CSI tool discovered at least one infected PC within their network.

It seems like there's always some new threat against which we have to defend ourselves. How often do you check your systems, and how? What's the general status of your network security? Check in with me at llow@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Lafe Low on 10/24/2007 at 1:23 PM


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