UK PCs Have Least Malware

An online malware measuring tool has unexpectedly rated U.K. PCs as having the lowest level of infection in Europe.

The Nanoscan tool, which can be downloaded as a plug-in from the site of owner Panda Software, put the U.K. in bottom spot last week, with only 8.1 percent of those scanned showing active malware. By a separate measure, that of ‘latent’ or inactive malware, however, the U.K. fared less well, reaching 20.7 percent.

Top of the infection list for active malware was France (28.2 percent), Mexico (23.1 percent), Brazil (18 percent), the U.S. (17.8 percent), and Argentina (17.4 percent).

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