The Microsoft Malware Protection Center team (i.e. the AV folks) have a new blog URL: http://blogs.technet.com/mmpc/
Hopefully these folks will be blogging more about new and exciting malware like they’ve done just recently.
This month – they talk about the June MSRT release nuking a variety of online game password stealers hailing from China among other places.
What I found particularly interesting were the statistics and spefically a download statistic they gave – 330MM downloads of the MSRT in the first week of the June release.
So that is an average of 330MM/7 = 47MM downloads a day for the MSRT in June.
That sort of make’s Mozilla’s attempt to set a world record for the most downloads in a 24 hour period seem . . . rather quaint. 🙂
Right now at the time of this writing – it looks like they are sitting at only 17.8MM downloads (this page seems to be displaying total downloads to date – not just whatever was downloaded in the first 24 hours, I say that becuase the counter is still incrementing when I refresh on occasion) – and today is like . . . 6 days after their 3.0 RTW . . . so one could also just compare the 17.8MM downloads after a week for them to the 330MM downloads for us. 🙂
Hopefully if they do get the world record – we can promptly turn around and smash it in July . . . August . . September . . . etc. 🙂
EDIT: User friendly proves that great minds think alike: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080623