More Than 99 Percent of Malware Targets Windows OS
According to GData, only 0.6 percent of new malware targets other operating systems.
German anti-virus firm G-Data says that over 99 percent of malware currently targets Windows PCs.
"G-Data reckons 99.4 per cent of all new malware of the first half of 2010 targeted Microsofts operating system," writes The Register's John Leyden. "Just 0.6 percent of the 1,017,208 new malware programs discovered in 1H2010 targeted other systems, such as Apple Mac boxes and servers running Unix."
"The figures help to place much-publicized but rare malware attacks against mobile phones and other platforms in context with the overarching Windows malware threat," Leyden writes.
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