Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dr.Web for Android has identified over 11 million threats to mobile devices in September - iXBT.com

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company “Doctor Web” reports that in September 2013 Dr.Web for Android recorded more than 11 million cases of triggering anti-virus monitor the detection of malicious or questionable software, and more than 4 million cases of detection of malicious programs scanning mobile devices on-demand users.

analysis gathered through the Dr.Web for Android statistics showed: in September 2013, users run a scan of about 17 million times, with the presence of malicious or questionable software was fixed more than 4 million times. And as in the case of the mobile device of multiple threats they appear in the software product list in one window, the actual number of malware detected slightly above stated figure.

If the scanner is started at the request of the user, the monitor is working constantly to protect the unit in continuous mode. In contrast to the scanner, in the period 1 to 30 September 2013 a resident monitor Dr.Web for Android when it detects malicious or unwanted software, and in attempts to copy or install it on your device protected load of about 11,500,000 times. At the same time every day recorded about 450 000 cases of operation of the monitor. Peak detection of threats to the Android mobile platform fell on September 21, 2013 – the day was 489,357 actuations antivirus monitor. Activity Monitor resident Dr.Web for Android on the number of operations in September 2013 is shown in the chart below.

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quite remarkable geographic distribution of users, devices which monitor triggering recorded Dr.Web for Android. The vast majority (more than 3.5 million cases) live in Russia, in the second place with 1.8 million was suddenly Saudi Arabia, the third position with a value of 1.7 million is Iraq. Ukraine with the index 670 000 positives – only in fourth place. Geographical distribution of detected cases of running the Google Android platform mobile devices in September 2013 is shown in the following illustration.

distribution statistics in different countries and regions as a whole shows a similar pattern, with minor differences: the recorded 145,564 cases of detecting malicious software at the Pakistani people, 113,281 – the people of Malaysia and the 103,192 inhabitants of Vietnam. Fun fact: despite the fact that the people of Japan are very substantial proportion of the total number of users of Dr.Web for Android (9,45%), cases of detection of malware on their devices are rare: just last month it was revealed only 54,767 actuations antivirus monitor and the 4324 case of detection of malicious software virus scanner. The total number of infections Japan is on the 54th place among the other countries indirectly, it may indicate a high degree of awareness of the Japanese people about the situation in the field of information security, as well as the high culture of their use of applications for the mobile operating system Android.

most common threat to the operating system Android, as before, are a family of Trojans Android.SmsSend. The second highest number of known variants are Trojans family Android.SmsSpy, the third – spyware family Android.Spy. It is also very common Trojans Android.DownLoader, Android.Backdoor, Android.Gingersploit, Android.Basebridge and Android.Fakealert, as well as various promotional tools, such as, not a virus Tool.SMSSend, not a virus Tool.Rooter and not a virus Adware.Airpush. The above statistics shows that malware pose a serious danger to the user platform Google Android, so the owners of mobile devices should seriously think about choosing a reliable means to protect them.

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