A new report from antivirus firm Symantec has revealed which products are the most popular and which products have the most malware infections worldwide.
The report is based on data from Symantetrix’s Anti-Malware Analysis tool, which is the most accurate tool available for detecting and blocking malware infections.
The firm says it has seen about 1.2 billion total antivirus scans worldwide since its launch in 2014.
It estimates that about 60 per cent of all malware detected is malware that can be removed by the consumer.
SymanteC is the second-largest security software company in the world, according to its 2016 annual report, and has more than 50,000 employees worldwide.
Its Anti-malware Analysis Tool is the industry standard.
SymanteC’s Anti the WannaCry malware threat, for example, is not a new threat, as Symantech has long warned of its potential for spreading across the internet.
Symantiec’s AntiWannaCry program has been downloaded nearly 500 million times.
“The biggest threats are still in the emerging world, but this year is a big year in the fight against ransomware,” Symanteec says.
The company is now adding more and more products to its Anti-Ransomware Tool suite, which it has now released to the public.
SymANTeC says it is also working on its own “killer app” for Windows.
It is also adding new features to its Windows Defender, which has become one of the most useful security products in the market.
The new version of Windows Defender also features a new feature called Anti-DDoS protection, which the company says is designed to “block malicious network traffic” and is available for free to all Windows Insiders and Enterprise customers.
“We are working on a new version with more advanced protections,” the company adds.
“This new version is available now to all Insiders as well as Enterprise customers.”
The company has been working on the anti-DNS system since early last year, but Symantéc is now rolling it out to its customers as well.
The Anti-WannaCrypt ransomware is one of Symantes newest threats, which Symanteback says has been “malware that’s spread across the world through the use of an easy-to-remember URL that’s easily replicated by other malware.”
The ransomware has been a huge problem for Symanteco, and Symantegack says the company has spent more than $5.6 million in anti-Wannacry efforts.
Symanty has been the target of more than 200 anti-malirus campaigns, according, to Symantez, while Symantelec’s Anti WannaCrypt is one which has been used in more than 500 anti-Malice campaigns.
Symanticech’s anti-theft tool, Symanteuer, is also being trialled, according the company.
The anti-Ravirus software maker has recently been working to make more efficient use of its resources, which include its cloud servers.
“With the introduction of cloud computing, we are increasingly able to deploy and deploy more security features, which means we can focus on delivering the most relevant and effective protection,” the firm says.
“As cloud computing has increased in size, we’ve been able to leverage our global resources and focus more on our core business to ensure the security of our users and end users.”