Microsoft Says One In Twenty PCs Infected With Malware

May 29, 2011 3:40 pm

We spotted this today:

“According to statistics generated by Microsoft’s new free malware scanning and scrubbing tool, Safety Scanner, one in every twenty Windows PCs are infected with malware. Microsoft’s Safety Scanner was downloaded 420,000 times in just one week of availability and it cleaned up malware or signs of exploitation from more than 20,000 Windows PCs, according to statistics generated by Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center. This resulted in an infection rate of nearly 5%”

Statistics Source: Slashdot

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