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Windows XP – Main target of Rootkit attacks

An interesting analysis by AVAST which illustrates statistics from their cleaning of system infections.  While XP is more widely installed, there is improved protection within WIndows 7 from these types of attacks.

Windows XP – Main target of Rootkit attacks http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/07/xp_remains_main_target_of_root.php

QUOTE: Research from AVAST Virus Lab shows that Windows XP remains the main target of rootkit infection. In a six month study analyzing over 630,000 rootkit samples, almost 3 quarters of them originated from Windows XP systems, 17% from Vista and 12% from Windows 7.

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