Which version of Microsoft Windows OS are you using? Windows 2000? or Windows XP? We suggest you to update your Windows OS to a more recent version to lower the chance of being infected by malware.
A study generated by BitDefener, (one of Roboscan’s internet security engine) reveals that 9.28 percent of the scanned systems that run Windows 2000 are still infected by malware despite internet security software.
Windows XP still has a massive followers although it is claimed to be retired by April 8, 2014, while the study shows that XP has the highest infection rate of 12.87 percent after scanning.
Computers that run Windows 7 was detected to have a 11.74 percent infection rate after running security solution. However, only 4.59 percent of the devices who runs the latest Microsoft OS, Windows 8 were infected.
We can see a direct relationship between how old the OS you’re using and the chances of being infected by malware. Apparently, the older the version of your Windows OS you are using, the more likely you will be the target.
Up till today, according to OPSWAT, “Windows 7 leads the pack in the operating system market (53.8% of all Windows versions), followed by Windows XP (36.2%) and Windows Vista (8.1%).” If you are that 36.2%, we suggest you to update your OS to protect your cyber security.
Last but not the least, if you’re a Roboscan user, in addition to upgrade your Windows OS, don’t forget to keep your Roboscan Internet Security up-to-date for the best protection to your PC!