Virus infections on the rise
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The number of computers infected by viruses has grown this year. This alarming fact is largely due to the great number of new viruses/variants released in the wild in the first semester of 2004.
During the reference period, BitDefender Labs have identified 11,650 new viruses or variants of viruses this year, almost double the number of viruses or variants identified in the 2nd half of 2003 (6,430), and over seven times more than the 1,650 identified during the 1st semester of 2003.
BitDefender analysts have compiled a top ten of the worst threats encountered in the first half of 2004. The top largely reflects the fight between various versions of Netsky and Bagle, as well as the enormous success these strains have had. The virus writers (VXers) behind Netsky and Bagle have been very prolific, as the Netsky strain is composed now of 30 variants (A through AD), and the Bagle strain is comprised of 47 variants (A through AU).
BitDefender's Evil Top 10 ( first half 2004 )