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PandaLabs Releases E-threat Report for April-June 2009

Online security company 'PandaLabs' released its second quarter (April-June) report for 2009 on July 6, 2009, as reported by darkreading on July 6, 2009.

The report, which gives a range of statistics, chiefly highlights that trojans were responsible for 70% of the total new malware identified during April-June 2009. There was a 6.25% decline in spyware that currently accounts for only 6.9% of all freshly detected malware.

On the other side, adware increased remarkably to 16.37% during April-June 2009 from 7.54% during Q1 2009 (January-March, 2009). This has been so mainly because bogus antivirus software increased over the period, states PandaLabs.

Furthermore, computer viruses are demonstrating a rising trend, with its current contribution being 4.4% of all malicious programs according to the company's new report.

The security company states that developers of malicious software are increasingly concentrating on trojans and hybrid worms so that they can reap the maximum advantage of the characteristics of both malware.

In addition, PandaLabs states in its new report that the malware sample that spread most profusely during Q2 2009 was Trojan Downloader.MDW that characteristically downloads other malicious programs, while the malware items that produced the greatest number of infections were Trojan Rebooter.J and the spyware program Virtumonde.

Other malicious codes that left their mark during Q2 2009 were Trj/Lineage.BZE, placed at No.4 position, and the notorious Bagle worm placed at No.5.

Adware/AccesMembre and Adware/SystemSecurity occupied the sixth and seventh positions respectively, thus making a place for themselves on the list of top ten e-threats that PandaLabs detected for Q2 2009.

Standing at No.8 was Waledac, an extremely dangerous botnet that infected users' PCs even during April-June 2009.

Following this and standing at No.9 and No.10 were Adware/Lop and W32/AutoRun.DJ.worm respectively, states PandaLabs in its latest report.

Considering the geographical regions, the countries which had most infected computers during Q2 2009 were Taiwan with 33.63% and Poland and Turkey with nearly 30%, while the countries having least infected PCs were the Scandinavian countries of Sweden (14.2%), Norway (12.48%) and Finland (12.17%).

Related article: PandaLabs Report Discusses Movie Trojan and Other Worms

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