A new malware threat report released by Kaspersky has revealed that Microsoft’s products no longer figure in its top 10 list of vulnerable software.
According to the Kaspersky report, for first time in history, the top ten products with the most vulnerabilities belonged to only two companies - Adobe and Oracle, with Adobe’s Flash software being responsible for 7 out of 10 vulnerabilities.
“Microsoft products have disappeared from this ranking due to improvements in the automatic Windows update mechanism and the growing proportion of users who have Windows 7 installed on their PCs,” the company noted.
Meanwhile, the report also revealed that 87 per cent of the websites that were used to spread malware were concentrated in only 10 countries.
Countries with a high risk of local malware infection include Oman, Russia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, India and Belarus while countries with the lowest risk were Switzerland, Poland, Singapore and Germany along with 24 others.
The company also reported a 300 per cent rise in the number of computers which blocked attempts to install malware ridden fake anti-virus software over the last three months. Kaspersky also noted that the number of malware threats targeting mobile platforms were rising significantly.