Low Broadband Penetration Rate
Tim Rains, the security expert who announced the news, said that Microsoft was monitoring the virus trends on the World Wide Web and noticed a spike in the volume of viruses for the first time. He said that low broadband penetration rate has increased the chances of a computer getting infected with any of the malicious software, including Trojans and worms. He said that this trend is being exploited by hackers and they are using viruses more actively to infect broadband connected computers (which is almost every internet enabled computer today). Microsoft also added that they had traced the infections to as far as Egypt, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Viruses Are Easy to Eliminate
Rains said that even today, viruses are very easy to be removed as their signatures can be easily detected and tracked. He said that users are expected to keep their anti-virus systems updated which will significantly reduce the chances of being attacked by a virus.
[via NBC News ]