Miami, Florida (PressExposure) May 01, 2012 -- In a recent report published by Barracuda labs, it was revealed that an increasing number of popular websites are serving malware to their visitors. Among the 25,000 most visited websites as determined by Alexa, 58 were found to host malware. The first step in protecting your PC is to find and install trusted antivirus software. However, users often found their antivirus not functioning appropriately. It may increase the risk of virus attacks. To avoid such scenario, subscribe with third party antivirus support services from SupportMart Technical Services. They will ensure round the clock protection for your computer.
Barracuda Labs engage in multi-disciplinary research centered on cyber security and online threat protection. Their recent study monitored 25,000 popularly visited websites over a period of 29 days in February, to log website behavior on user access. They have visited these Websites in virtual Windows test machines and determined the latters' impact on the operating system performance. 58 out of 25,000 websites doled out drive-by downloads 23 days out of 29. While the number of infected websites does not seem big enough to pose a serious threat, their popularity should also be taken into account. In fact, an estimated 10.5 million users could possibly be affected by such malware attacks.
What makes it worse is these drive-by downloads are installed on computers without user knowledge, which makes it hard to detect. Moreover, over 50% of these websites have been around for 5 years or more. Such malware coming from trusted websites, which have been compromised, indicate moderate level of security offered by web browsers is simply not enough.
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