Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Operating System Infection Rates

13 Jan 2013   #1
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Operating System Infection Rates

One topic that I get asked about each time we release a new volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is malware infection rates for operating systems and service packs. We released new data late this year in volume 13 of the report (SIRv13). Accordingly, I am dedicating a couple of articles to discussing the new malware infection rate data for operating systems and service packs.

The latest data published in SIRv13, focusing on the first half of 2012, shows that newer operating systems, such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista, continue to have lower malware infection rates than older operating systems like Windows XP Service Pack 3. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 had the lowest infection rates in the second quarter of 2012. The infection rate for Windows XP Service Pack 3, the oldest supported operating system from Microsoft, is the highest by a significant margin.

A Guy

My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Jan 2013   #2
x BlueRobot


I want to see the infection rate with Windows 7 and Windows 8.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Operating System Infection Rates

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need help ensuring system safety from prior Adpeak infection
Hello. I am trying to help a friend of mine with a computer problem he had. Apparently in mid December he was infected with Adpeak and Scorpion Saver. Well, apparently he got rid of most of it himself, as the computer seems to be running all right now, but I want to help him ensure that it is...
System Security
Operating system does not show up in System Recovery Options
Hey guys. I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 that has crashed and will not boot. I do not have a Windows 7 CD nor do I have the money to pay for one. When my computer boots up, it says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it loops back around to that page. I created a System...
General Discussion
Windows 7 malware infection rates balloon 182% in 2012
Read more at source: Windows 7 malware infection rates balloon 182% in 2012 | PCWorld
Security News
Missing operating system" error massage when system starts
Hai, "Missing operating system" massage is coming when i start my system and i am not able to start. I think because , i had given "mark partition as active" option for one hard dive (E) in disk management when last time i opened. it did not have any data. i did not know, this will make any...
General Discussion
Hiloti Trojan downloader infection rates triple in UK
Source A Guy
Security News
operating system not found in system recovery
Hello everyone, I am trying to do a system restore from the install disc because I can't boot. I followed this tutorial: using method two. At step 5, the only operating system listed is Vista (which I don't have and never have...
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App