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eScan Releases its Malware Report for the First Half of 2011
Posted on - September 8, 2011, 9:52 am By Business Wire India

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Category- Business, Science & technology, Leisure, People
eScan the world’s leading Anti-Virus solution provider has conducted an in-depth research and come up with a comprehensive report based on malware URLs collected for the first half of the year 2011.

This report by the world’s leading Anti-Virus solutions provider provides a representation of the growth in malware infected URLs in a span of just 6 months. Some of the interesting aspects found by the research team while formulating this report were that the domains mentioned were found to be infected at the time of report creation. According to the report, almost 80% of content available on the web is malicious. SEO poisoning has risen to such an extent that the chances of clicking an infected link has significantly raised in the last year, says the report by eScan lab.

The report provides comprehensive details on the top 10 Malware threats, Malware URL Count (Hosted countries), Malware count by extension, Malware count (Month Wise), Malware Count (Day Wise), Domain Wise Malware Hosting. The report highlights on the malware threats that dominated hugely in the last six months, thereby becoming a huge threat to the IT infrastructure. It clearly specifies on the social networking sites which have been used as a platform to spread malware and the merging of the Zeus source code with the SpyEye botnet which brought in a new breed of threats that effected most banking and online transactions. It has also been detected that the SpyEye botnet is capable of thriving on over 150 modules – such as USB drives, Instant Messengers and various other browser certificates.

Mr. Govind Rammurthy, MD & CEO, eScan said, “the good news for all eScan customers is that eScan detects all known variants of malware and findings from this report, eScan will provide them valuable information on how to safe their precious data from being infected.”

About eScan
eScan, the world's first Real-time Anti-Virus and Content Security software for desktops and servers is developed and marketed by MicroWorld. It is powered by innovative and futuristic technologies, such as MWL Technology, DIRC Technology, NILP Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but can also provide proactive protection against evolving threats. It has achieved several certifications and awards from some of the most prestigious testing bodies, notable among them being Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives, West Coast Labs (Checkmark), ICSA, and PCSL labs. Combining the power of various technologies, eScan provides Multilevel Real-time Protection to Computers and Networks.

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Mr. Govind Rammurthy

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