Surge in Malicious Circulation Raise Brows: G Data Survey
According to a survey conducted by G Data Security Labs, although 1.2 Million new pieces of malware were recognized during the first six months of the year, users are still unable to install security solutions on their devices, reported softpedia on November 9, 2011.
The findings of the survey revealed that 9 out 10 net users round the globe use a security solution to protect themselves against threats related to Internet, which is a sigh of relief.
Nonetheless, the report also shows that a major chunk of the UK population is unprotected while surfing the Internet. Only half the population installed paid anti virus solution for safeguarding their systems, and about 47% used the priceless solutions from the Internet.
According to Eddy Willems, G Data Security Evangelist, unprotected Internet users runs the risk of malware and cyber attacks, as reported by softpedia on November 9, 2011.
Security packages comprised of an integrated firewall, an anti-spam module and a web filter
However, according to 4 of every 10 users throughout the world, free virus protection solutions are held at equal significance to the paid packages. Nevertheless, free software solutions is not competitive compared to paid packages as it restricts the advantages of enhanced features including http filtering, powerful firewalls and anti-phishing modules. These results raises question about the security of Internet users, who are at high risks.
According to the revelation of the study, 44% of Internet users in the UK considers netizens to be unsafe, 42% thinks that netizens using free softwares are safe for they use fully protected suite, while a meager 10% remain unsure and ignorant about the situation.
Moreover, according to other findings throughout the world, 11% of netizens are unknown to the kind of protection they undertake while surfing net. Though the percentage of such people is very less, it is pretty handsome to fatten the pockets of cyber crooks.
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