Monday, May 16, 2011

Isn't it ironic

The Apple and Linux operating systems don't get much attention when it comes to virus warnings and outbreaks. That's the upside of having such small market share ... no one dreams of infecting less than 15% of the machines out there. So I guess it's a badge of honor that infection rates among Windows 7 PCs is now estimated at 4 PCs per 1,000. Not surprisingly, Vista PCs are infected at a rate of just under 8 per 1000. That nightmare OS is just not as secure or robust as its younger brother. Also unsurprisingly, XP infection rates fell; XP is no longer a tantalizing target.


  1. Only 4 out of 1000? I Hope I'm not one of those ;-)

  2. Tim,
    Me too!

    4 out of 1000 doesn't seem like a lot. But when you consider how many 1000's of Win7 PC's are out there, the scale of the problem suddenly becomes pretty important.

    What do you think?