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Re: and here are some answers [was: Quarantine your infected usersspreading malware]
Simon Waters wrote:
I've seen 95% quoted - certainly my experience if you go looking for malware in recent Windows desktop machines using IE and Outlook it is pretty much a certainty you'll find it. Most of these tools I was using didn't detect the Sony Rootkit, or other malware, so this will always be an underestimate of the true extent of the problem, unless one uses fingerprinting and packet inspection as the tools of choice for malware detection.Hi Simon, this is indeed a Windows problem due to Microsoft being a mono-culture in our desktop world. Still, there are botnets constructed from other OS's as well. Also, C&C servers are mostly *nix machines.
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