Kaspersky Lab published the results of the analysis of data obtained during the 2013 free with a utility Kaspersky Security Scan, designed to scan your computer for malware.
The study showed that much of the computers scanned by Kaspersky Security Scan, contained malware. In a number of cases of malware have been found even on PCs that are protected both free and commercial products known antivirus companies.
In this case we are talking about active security solution, because experts “Kaspersky Lab” is excluded from the sample computers that were installed older versions of security software, inability to provide security at a high level. Were also excluded cases where Kaspersky Security Scan respond to malicious objects placed in quarantine security solution, that is, will not be detrimental. In the final sample included only those PCs, which were discovered malicious files in folders, key operating system: Windows, Program Files, Documents and Settings.
A total of experts “Kaspersky Lab” analyzed data from more than 250,000 computers. The absolute number of malicious programs, missed installed protective solutions varies, but on average, their presence is found in 4-5.5% of users, depending on the security software.
Country by country statistics infections protected computer antivirus products also vary. Thus, the smallest proportion (less than 3%) was recorded in the German-speaking countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A few more – 3% – were found in the Nordic countries and the Czech Republic. Most of the infected computer with updated antivirus databases (over 10%) was registered in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. In addition, the list also hit Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India and Egypt.
“Kaspersky Lab” deliberately did not disclose the names of protective products and the number of computers that have been infected by their work, as this information could potentially harm the reputation of other companies to protect users from malicious software, that was not the purpose of the study. In this case, after the analysis of the “Kaspersky Lab” has notified the interested vendors and gave them information about detected threats.
“These our expert’s data once again confirmed that the rate of growth in threats so rapid that even today’s security solutions are not always promptly cope with them, – commented on the study Oleg Ishanov, head of the Laboratory of antiviral research” Kaspersky Lab”. – We hope that the vendors, we notified, can promptly release updates and the threat to user security. In addition, we hope that other developers of safeguards will not be silent about the possible shortcomings in the products of its competitors. We would like to exchange such data between antivirus companies would take place in equal volumes. Virus writers will always be greater than the companies developing security software, and only the most organizing operational data exchange, we can adequately meet the growing number of cyber threats.”
“Kaspersky Lab” recommends computer users regularly check their computer with a reliable utility regardless of what security solutions installed on their computers.
Freeware application Kaspersky Security Scan checks your system for malware. The utility does not require installation and can even be used on computers that already works any security solution. In the event of malware utility sends “Kaspersky Lab” anonymous data about our proven system and detected threats. The application was released in late May 2012. Since that time (until the mid-March 2013) Kaspersky Security Scan downloaded and installed more than one million users worldwide.