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Finland, Least Malware Infected Country Worldwide; Norman

Norman a security company recently conducted a research, according to which, infection rates are the lowest in Finland among all the countries of the globe since only 24.31% of PCs scanned there were found having malware like a PC Trojan, spyware or virus.

In spite of that, the company describes the situation as "shocking" since the country, which is best protected, still has 25% of its computers contaminated. Gmanetwork.com reported this on March 9, 2012.

Importantly, following Finland, the other Top Five countries on the most malware infected country list are Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Puerto Rico respectively having infection rates ranging from 25-28 percent. Meanwhile, among the Top Ten infection-free countries are Sudan an extremely poor African country along with Myanmar, the isolated country in Southeast Asia, possibly suggesting that lower the number of Internet connections, lower are the malware rates.

Alongside the above, more countries, which Norman outlines, within the Top 10 cleanest countries so far as malware infection goes are Lebanon, The Netherlands and Singapore.

Another noticeable aspect deserving mention is that lately, Lebanese hackers stated that the maximum number of publicly-accessible Internet sites in the country, with government sites included, had plentiful security flaws.

Meanwhile, Norman highlights that an additional 6 European nations make up to the Top Fifteen as most secured countries worldwide, with ten least malware rates among the total of 15.

Moreover, to carry on with the list of most infected countries, Norman discloses Albania the Eastern European nation as having 65% of its computers harboring a Trojan, spyware or virus.

Astonishingly, the second most unsafe nation globally so far as malware is concerned is South Korea as this country has over 50% of its computers contaminated. Then on No.3 is Guatemala, says Norman.

Philippines is positioned No.9 among the most infected countries, Norman notes.

Overall, the company cautions travelers to 13 countries, including Argentina, Indonesia, Vietnam, Guatemala, South Korea, Albania, The Philippines, Georgia, Thailand, Pakistan, Venezuela, Algeria and Lithuania, as they are highly likely to work on PCs, which have malicious software, with more than 50 percent infected. Gmanetwork.com published this on March 9, 2012.

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