Global number of new malware variants added annually from 2013 to 2017 (in millions)

Number of unique malware variants added per year 2014-2017 The statistic shows the number of unique malware programs that were detected for the first time from 2014 to 2017. In the most recently reported period, almost 670 million new variants of malware were observed, up from 357 million malware variants in 2017. The growth in malware variants was largely owing to the Kotver Trojan (Trojan.Kotver), which accounted for 78 percent of the new variants in 2017.
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Newly detected malware variants in millions
2014274
2015355
2016357
2017669.95
Newly detected malware variants in millions
2014274
2015355
2016357
2017669.95
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The statistic shows the number of unique malware programs that were detected for the first time from 2014 to 2017. In the most recently reported period, almost 670 million new variants of malware were observed, up from 357 million malware variants in 2017. The growth in malware variants was largely owing to the Kotver Trojan (Trojan.Kotver), which accounted for 78 percent of the new variants in 2017.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2014 to 2017

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