The global virus and spyware activity level is updated every 24 hours. It shows the severity of known global virus and malware threats around the world. This information can be used to raise awareness of recently discovered active security infections that gain a lot of momentum and are capable of infecting a large amount of computers connected to the Internet. The malware industry is lucrative, and hacker’s use advanced techniques to lure victims, knowing the global virus and spyware activity level can help computer users avoid getting their operating systems infected by being more attentive when browsing the Internet.
There are 3 levels of global virus and spyware activity:
- Low - Indicates that there are no significant security threat outbreaks detected.
- Medium - An increased attack rate of security infections is detected. It is recommended to update your operating system, browser, flash player, and other installed software.
- High - Indicates a huge outbreak of new security infections which use recently discovered security vulnerabilities. Exploit kits used in such attacks exploits security vulnerabilities found in operating systems, Internet browsers, or other software. It is recommended to update one's anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Users should also update their operating system and all of the installed software.
Global virus and spyware activity today:
Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.
How is global virus and spyware activity level measured?
Global Threat Activity level is compiled by PCrisk.com using data gathered from various security vendors around the world (Symantec, Sophos, AVG, McAfee, Kaspersky, Trendmicro, and many other). Global Threat Activity level is also influenced by recently discovered vulnerabilities found in various operating systems, Internet browsers, and other software.
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