The report is shocking and the bad thing is that the number is increasing with every update and the update is done every 15 minutes. The campaign was started by Panda labs with the intention of finding out the infected PCs and so that they can display the stats and the stats actually show most of us need awareness about the security of the computers from these malwares.
Now, I’m not an advocate of one single piece of security software at all and I’ll never ever suggest anyone to keep single security software, as no single security software can give you complete protection over the internet and thus I’ll suggest you to go through these posts and make sure that you can keep yourselves safe from the threats :
Apart from that, the free scan run by Panda labs ensures that not only, it finds the infections but it also lets you clean the problems and that too for free however, just requires a free registration for that. There are two levels of scan, a simple scan and the other is deep scan. I’ll suggest everyone to go for the deep scan.
Why should I go for the scan ?
Well, there are couple are reasons for that and both are useful not only for you but for others as well and here are the reasons :
1. If you use any other antivirus then you get to see the difference between the current antivirus solution you are using and the Panda’s technology. Not only that, you get a free option of using another software (Just for your benefit…isn’t it ?)
2. The information (nothing personal) you provide to Panda can help in spreading the awareness amongst other users and thus can alert others to take this matter seriously as the consequences have been bad for many.
So, my suggestion is to go ahead and go for the deep scan. For this you’ll need to use Internet explorer as the extension for Firefox is still under development. Go for it, and help yourself and other too :)
Links : Scan your computer for malware.