Anti-virus can’t keep up with threat onslaught

Andreas Marx, chief executive officer of German security test lab AV-TEST has revealed the full extent of the threat of malware.

“Today we’re seeing about 55,000 new unique malware samples per day,” says Andreas Marx.”

That’s 2292 new pieces of malware per hour, 38 per minute or more than one new virus every two seconds, says Marx, making it impossible for anti-virus providers to send out new malware signature updates.

The total malware count today is just south of 80 million, according to AV-TEST.

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