October 19, 2009 - The Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software is an in-depth analysis of rogue security software programs. In total, Symantec has detected more than 250 distinct rogue security software programs. During the period of this report, from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009, Symantec received reports of 43 million rogue security software installation attempts from those 250 distinct samples. The continued prevalence of these programs emphasizes the ongoing threat they pose to potential victims despite efforts to shut them down and raise public awareness.
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