Most frequently detected malware in the U.S. and worldwide 2016

Relative prevalence of different categories of malware in the United States and worldwide as of 2nd quarter 2016

Most frequently detected malware in the U.S. and worldwide 2016 This statistic shows some of the most common methods of malware infection to compromise computers, comparing the worldwide prevalence of different categories with their appearance in the U.S. During the second quarter of 2016, trojan threats had a worldwide prevalence of 11.3 percent but their U.S. threat rating was comparably lower as it only reached 5.1 percent.
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Relative prevalence of different categories of malware in the United States and worldwide as of 2nd quarter 2016

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WorldU.S.
Trojans11.3%5.1%
Browser modifiers4.1%2.2%
Software bundlers3.9%1.9%
Worms3.8%0.5%
Other malware1.6%1%
Downloaders & droppers1.6%1%
Exploits1.5%1%
Viruses1.3%0.2%
Obfuscators & injectors1.1%0.3%
Adware1%1%
Backdoors0.4%0.2%
Ransomware0.3%0.4%
Password stealers & monitoring tools0.2%0.1%
WorldU.S.
Trojans11.3%5.1%
Browser modifiers4.1%2.2%
Software bundlers3.9%1.9%
Worms3.8%0.5%
Other malware1.6%1%
Downloaders & droppers1.6%1%
Exploits1.5%1%
Viruses1.3%0.2%
Obfuscators & injectors1.1%0.3%
Adware1%1%
Backdoors0.4%0.2%
Ransomware0.3%0.4%
Password stealers & monitoring tools0.2%0.1%
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This statistic shows some of the most common methods of malware infection to compromise computers, comparing the worldwide prevalence of different categories with their appearance in the U.S. During the second quarter of 2016, trojan threats had a worldwide prevalence of 11.3 percent but their U.S. threat rating was comparably lower as it only reached 5.1 percent.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
Worldwide, United States
Survey time period
Q2 2016
Supplementary notes
Totals for each location may exceed 100 percent because some computers reported threats from more than one category.
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