Security Bulletin: PC Malware Study

By Jordan Harris – 06/08/11

According to Microsofts recent blog post and an article from Information Week over 5% of tested individuals had malware on their PC.  The test group consisted of 460,000 individuals who voluntarily downloaded Microsoft SafetyFaronics: Security Bulletin Scanner for this study.

  • Information was gathered in a 7 day period by Microsoft using the Microsoft Safety Scanner
  • Of the infected PC’s the average PC had 3.5 pieces of malware
  • 7 of the top 10 threats were Java exploits
  • Since 2010 Java exploits have been on the rise.

See the Microsoft blog post here and Information Weeks article here

Jordan Harris