Around the world, More than half of all computer users will encounter malicious software (virus) or Malware costing customer billions of dollars each year. These programs can destroy your data, steal your information and make your PC unusable.
Malware Creation hit a New Record High in 2011 of 26,000,000 (26 million). In 2011 more than 70000 Malware detected per day, 53% of all computer user has experienced a Malware infection at some point And 1 in 3 U.S. households had computers infection with malicious software in 2011. In 2011, 1.3 million PCs replaced And Customer lost $2,300,000,000 because of malware infection.
Attacks By Types
Cyber attacks are done by spam viruses spyware. Most common malware threats are Trojan Horse, Worms, viruses, Adware / Spyware and others.
Vulnerable applications treated by Malware are Adobe Acrobat Reader, Java, Windows components, Internet Explorer, Android Root, Adobe Flash Player, and others. and Top 3 countries with the most virus threats are Russian Federation Omen and United State.
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How computer get sick?
- Spam E-Mail
- Driver- By Downloads
- User download
Spam E-Mail :
You open an email for a test contains Malware then you can be infected by spam mail. 1 in 3 U.S. household receive heavy levels of spams and 89% of all emails contain Malware. In spam emails pharmaceutical ads, other product ads, advance fee scams, gambling, Malware, financial, Phishing, Dating / sexually explicit material, get rich quick scams and others are email includes.
Driver- By Downloads:
When you visit a website that secretly installs a virus on your computer. Malware infects estimated 100,000 to 300,000 new websites per day, The number of browser-based Malware attacks increased in 2011. 25.4% of Malware attacks comes from U.S. based servers. In these sites, some categories include entertainment sites, search engines, social networks, adult site and advertisements.
You served them a trick into download Malware often disguised as antivirus software. These attacks are common because attackers create fake programs for attack the download user they want free software. User download virus are responsible for 2,000,000 to 5,000,000 attack per day.
How to avoid virus infection?
- Do not open emails or attachments from unknown sources because Malware may be attached to an email.
- Stay up-to-date on security patches
- Installs security updates regularly
- Consider carefully before clicking on any link
- Download software only from reliable sources
- Close pop-up ads by right-clicking on them in your taskbar ( not by clicking the “X” in the corner)