Attacks are on the rise.
More than 725,000 PCs were scanned using the Prevx CSI malware scanner over a two-month period. Of the around 291,000 users who scanned their PCs during October 2007, some form of spyware or malware was found on one in six.
Significantly, although rootkits were detected on 15.6% of PCs during October 2007, that figure had risen to 22% by early December.
According to Prevx’s Jacques Erasmus: “The rise of the rootkits has begun.”
Why not scan your computer online and for free?
TrendMicro have housecall that will scan many different types of OS for known malware/virus infections.
* Microsoft Windows 98SE/NT4.0,SP6a/2000,SP2/XP,SP1/2003 and Windows MCE 2005
* Linux Distributions that supports libc6
* Solaris 2.6 and above
Go here to scan.
Malware and rootkits are particularly prevalent on Windows, you can scan for those online too using Prevx CSI. A free tool that comes as a Windows only executable file that, spyware and virus free. You’re downloading the small scan engine, the database is online. Get it here.