Some 20 million new strains of malware were created worldwide in the third quarter of the year, at a rate of 227,747 new samples every day.
According to PandaLabs, the global infection ratio was 37.93 per cent, slightly up on the previous quarter (36.87 per cent).
Trojans are still the most common type of malware (78.08 per cent of detections), while Trojans also account for most infections during this period, with 75 per cent of the total, compared with 62.80 per cent in the previous quarter. The UK is the fifth least infected country with a 25.11% infection rate.
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