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Microsoft releases latest findings on malware

  • Eve Blakemore

Microsoft released the newest Security Intelligence Report, which focuses on trends in malicious software and other computer threats in the first half of 2009 (January through June).

The report uses data collected from several hundred million Windows users and some of the busiest online services on the Internet, including Windows Live Hotmail and Bing.


Download the report.


Higlights in the SIR v7 include:

·          Worm infections are growing.

·        Rogue security software continues to be a major threat.



This map shows regional infection rates based on the number of infected computers discovered per 1000 executions of the Malicious Software Removal Tool.


For more information or to past reports, go to Learn about the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.