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Europe PC Virus figures 2010

Should you be concerned about the threats of infections to your computer, server and network?

According to the Eurostat 2010 survey, Yes!  Eurostat surveyed all the European countries and discovered that 84% of Internet users use some sort of security software for their protection however nearly one third of all Internet users still caught a virus or malware threat.

Even more worrying is 3% of Internet users suffered some financial loss due to phishing attacks or fraudulent payments.  Some phishing scams use a fake website to look like the original legitimate site and get people to reveal their details such as banks accounts or login credentials.

Latvia recorded the highest rate of fraud with 8% of its Internet users affected, followed in close second by the UK (United Kindgom) with 7% of Internet users being affected.

Prolateral Consulting's Operations Director, Ian Chilvers said, “These results just go to show that just thinking you have the latest and greatest anti-virus protection isn’t always the complete answer. You need a combination of anti-virus software at the desktop and perimeter level, spam & spyware filter, plus a good patch management regime to ensure all your systems are up to date and protected”.

More Information

The full Eurostat report can be found at http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/4-07022011-AP/EN/4-07022011-AP-EN.PDF

Prolateral can help you

If you think you have been affected by this problem and need help then give us a call. Prolateral Consulting is an IT Security company specialising in the protection of your computer systems. Prolateral is solution partners with Symantec and eSet to help provide you the best of breed solution that is tailored to fit your business requirement.  Together with proFilter, Prolateral's first rate anti-spam and anti-phishing email filter we have the complete solution.

About Prolateral

Prolateral Consulting is in business to put your organisation back in control of your own Information Technology, specialising in information and messaging security, computer forensic services, and disaster recovery planing.

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