82% of People Surveyed Have Fallen Victim to an Online Virus

Recent years have seen a rise in new forms of viruses appearing. The increasing sophistication in malware means it has become harder to detect threats, so classic anti-virus software is in a constant battle to protect devices. Phishing emails are now the most common ways for viruses to spread, and despite 82% of people claiming to be able to spot phishing emails, a staggering 39% say they have fallen victim to one.

Of the 200-people surveyed, there is a clear divide on opinion when it comes to the question of trusting your anti-virus software, with 50.5% saying they trust their anti-virus, and 49.5% saying they don’t.

It was also found that 41% of them spend between four to eight hours online, with a further 37% saying they spend over eight hours per day online. Due to such long hours spent online each day, people are making themselves a lot more vulnerable to becoming the targets of viruses.

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B9 Systems’ software specializes in detecting threats and preventing them at their root, making the risk of infection by online viruses significantly less. The system can detect malicious domains and ensure all attempts at infiltrating devices are blocked.

Stuart Spice, director of B9 Systems, commented:

“We have taken every measure possible in ensuring our systems are giving devices full coverage from viruses, phishing, and malware. In recent years, traditional anti-virus software has had a hard time keeping up with the latest threats which are why B9 created a product that looks for behavioral patterns that point to malicious activity before it has the chance to infect devices.”

“Viruses are becoming increasingly intelligent, so keeping your device virus-free is becoming a lot more challenging in the current technological climate. Therefore, we are continually developing our system which detects malware, phishing, and viruses, to ensure it is always functioning at the highest possible level of protection.”

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