MSRT October Release – Case Study


As of October 21st, the MSRT has removed the newly added threat, Win32/FakeScanti from 56,700 infected machines. For this month, it was the 12th most prevalent threat family worldwide and 7th in the US. Overall the MSRT has cleaned 2,516,235 machines this month from all kinds of malware infections.

We all know the threat landscape is not homogenous across geographic regions.  Let’s take a look at US, China, and Brazil as a case study.

United States

China

Brazil

 Family

 Threats

 Machines Cleaned

 Family

 Threats

 Machines
Cleaned

 Family

 Threats

 Machines Cleaned

 Alureon

       147,387

            117,351

 Lolyda

          77,781

               72,863

 Taterf

          72,464

            70,069

 Taterf

       121,988

            116,217

 Frethog

          21,927

               20,042

 Bancos

          67,577

            59,414

 FakeXPA

       108,026

            103,578

 Ceekat

            9,440

                 8,767

 Frethog

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