November Evil Top Ten from BitDefender

November 2003


The August Blaster virus outbreak remains the number one story

SOFTWIN, a leading provider of security related software and services today released its monthly listing of the top ten viruses reported for November 2003. The report, denominated the "Evil Top Ten", is based on the number of virus occurrences confirmed through BitDefender Response Team tracking.

As you can see below, November did not bring new entries and the August Blaster virus outbreak remains the number one story, leading the evil parade this last month:

Ranking Virus Name Percentage

1.

Win32.Msblast.A

21,82 %

2.

Win32.Parite.B

16,6 %

3.

Backdoor.SDBot.gen

9,78 %

4.

Win32.Worm.Welchia.A

9,53 %

5.

Win32.HLLP.Hanta.A

9,07 %

6.

Win32.Sober.A@mm

7,59 %

7.

Win32.Swen.A@mm

7,03 %

8.

Win32.P2P.Tanked.B

6,6 %

9.

Win32.Msblast.B

6,15 %

10.

Win32.BugBear.B@mm

5,78 %





Mimail saga offered an interesting show throughout November, but it still didn’t manage to make its way into the Top 10. It looks like it’s not going to star our December issue either, as the worst has already passed: Mimail versions still infect users over the world, but things have settled down.
Note: BitDefender users were protected since the very beginning against the threats described above. Moreover, BitDefender experts were among the first to release antidote tools, freely available on the Internet.

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