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Microsoft Says that One-Third Machines in Vietnam have been Infected with Malware

Greetingvietnam.com reported on 30th November, 2013 stating that Microsoft has revealed new observations as 1/3 of computers in Vietnam have been putrescent with computer Trojan, computer worms and computer viruses however, BKAV, a known security firm, has denied these findings.

The stats were expelled during a recent seminar conducted by the 'Ministry of information and Communication' along with Microsoft.

During the seminar, the representative pronounced that 36.6% of machines in Vietnam got putrescent with malware during Q2 of 2013 which is much more than normal 17%, the global figures.

Microsoft also highlighted extraordinary statistics: 16.9 out of 1000 machines working on Microsoft were found putrescent with antagonistic program in Q3 of 2012 and the total was 16.9. 17. 18.9 for Q4-2012, Q1-2013 and Q2-2013, respectively.

In total, 3 times in excess than the global average figures of 5.3, 6, 6.3 and 5.8.

The news also forked that many renounced malicious software in Vietnam was churned Trojan that was found in 21.2% computers followed by Worm (19.7%) and Virus (12.8%).

English.vietnamnet.vn published a report on 30th November 2013 quoting Mark McIntyre, a Security Expert of Microsoft, that the software giant (Microsoft) officially closed giving support to Microsoft's Windows XP. He was also quoted as saying that users must download the XP patch editions and AV (anti-virus) software (free of cost) in order to protect their computers.

The fixes can also be downloaded for Windows XP that are unlicensed. According to experts, many Vietnamese don't download patches due to fear of neutralization of the running software. But, this is a significant reason explaining why 'malicious codes' still have been widespread in Vietnam although Microsoft has continuously released fixes for the problems.

He added that suppliers of AV software would continue to provide the AV products for XP in the long run.

The high percentile of malware tainted machines has lifted a question-mark on the character and class of the AV products produced by BKAV.

English.vietnamnet.vn published a report on 30th November, 2013 quoting denouncement by BKAV's Deputy Chair Vu Ngoc Son of the claims made by Microsoft saying that it's just a marketing strategy that Microsoft is following.

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