90% of computers in companies are affected by spyware, informs Panda Software
Spyware is one of the most common security risks and directly affects user privacy. What’s more, it is one of the main reasons why users call internal technical support centers in companies. The data is surprising: according to a recent report compiled by the companies Webroot and Earthlink, 9 in 10 computers have spyware installed. This means that 90 percent of computers are affected by this type of malware. What’s more, an average of 25 spyware programs were installed on the computers studied. Similarly, data collected by Panda Software’s free online antivirus solution, Panda ActiveScan -the new version of which also detects spyware-, shows that 84 percent of the malware installed on computers is spyware.