Microsoft finds malware on 5.7M tested PCs

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 3:40 AM EST

Microsoft Corp. is set to release research showing, among other things, that its security tools find malicious software on about one in every 311 times it scans a PC. The research is part of a major report on security trends that Microsoft plans to release today at its TechEd user conference in Boston.

Microsoft's data is remarkable because it comes from such a large sample group - more than 270 million users of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which ships with Windows.

At Computerworld.

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