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Study: Antivirus Software Catches About Half Of Malware, Misses 15 Percent Altogether
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 12:22
Newly released data from Damballa finds nearly 5 percent of machines in enterprises are bot-infected

Mar 02, 2009 | 02:43 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins

About 3 to 5 percent of all systems in an enterprise are infected with bot-related malware -- even within organizations running up-to-date antimalware tools, according to new data from Damballa.

Antivirus software immediately discovered only 53 percent of malware samples, according to data gathered by Damballa in a six-month study that used McAfee Scan Engine v5.3.00 to scan more than 200,000 malware samples. Another 32 percent were found later on, and 15 percent were not detected at all. The average delay in detection and remediation was 54 days. [Comments...]

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