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Microsoft Recorded Significant Rise in Malware-infected PCs in Australia

According to Microsoft's recent threat report released on December 11, 2008, there was a rapid surge in the malware attacks in Australia during H1 2008 as compared to H2 2007. Moreover, malware that were removed from the Australian computers increased by more than 55% during H1 2008, which is 43% higher than the world average.

Matching with the global trend, Trojan downloader Zlob - the topmost threat to the Australian PCs - surged by 54.1% during Jan-June 2008.

Security experts revealed that presently, Trojan downloaders are responsible for infecting 23.3% computers, a rise of 31% over the figure reported in the previous report of Microsoft.

Moreover, malw...

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