Most prevalent malware file extensions worldwide 2018

Most commonly detected malicious file extensions worldwide from January to April 2018, by detection share

Most prevalent malware file extensions worldwide 2018 This statistic presents the most commonly detected malware file extensions worldwide between January and April 2018. According to the findings, the most commonly detected malware file extension during the recorded time period were Office-related files, accounting for 38 percent of detections.
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Most commonly detected malicious file extensions worldwide from January to April 2018, by detection share

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Share of detections
Office38%
Archive37%
PDF14%
Other extension6%
Binaries4%
XML/HTML/JS1%
Apple0%
Image0%
Scripts0%
Android0%
Share of detections
Office38%
Archive37%
PDF14%
Other extension6%
Binaries4%
XML/HTML/JS1%
Apple0%
Image0%
Scripts0%
Android0%
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This statistic presents the most commonly detected malware file extensions worldwide between January and April 2018. According to the findings, the most commonly detected malware file extension during the recorded time period were Office-related files, accounting for 38 percent of detections.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
January to April 2018
Special properties
malicious file extensions in e-mails
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