Flood of Cyber Attacks Drives Endusers to New Antivirus Solutions

Ransomware Attacks Drive 44.53% of Endusers to Reconsider Their Antivirus Solutions

Not only are ransomware attacks taking place daily, but news coverage of these attacks has increased.  Therefore, the public has become more aware of this cyber threat.  The same can be said for another cyber threat, crypto-jacking.  Not long ago, computer users would have no idea what either of those terms meant.  Now, increased awareness is leading users to reconsider their antivirus solutions.

In a recent survey conducted by PC Matic, 44.53% of respondents reported reconsidering their current antivirus provider due to the recent news stories related to ransomware and crypto-jacking.  Of those who are reconsidering, approximately 10% have already changed providers.

In addition, 17.4% of respondents reported either they or their company, have been hit with ransomware.  However, only 50% of those who have been hit with ransomware have switched antivirus programs in an attempt to prevent future attacks.

Perhaps, most importantly, 100% of survey respondents who stated they were currently using a confirmed automated global whitelist antivirus program, reported they have not been victimized by ransomware.

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7 thoughts on “Flood of Cyber Attacks Drives Endusers to New Antivirus Solutions

  1. Don’t fall into the Apple fantasy of PC Matic being impervious to viruses, nothing’s foolproof. A smart man always has a backup plan.

    • You’re absolutely right — users should have a backup plan. PC Matic encourages users to back up their data in a timely fashion and keep this information on an external drive or stored in a cloud-based solution. This is not only smart in the instance something were to infiltrate the system, but also if there were to be hardware issues, like a hard drive crashing and all files on the device were lost.

  2. What’s the point ?? I was hit with ransomeware whilst Malewarebytes was installed which failed
    to detect the intruder and could not recognise it as a threat after all my files were blocked.

    • @BaliRob: I have been “Attacked” many times by Ransom ware. I have only MS Windows security and Malwarebytes. I have also had a US NAvy Cryptologist try to hack me. ALL of which were prevented from actually doing any dammage. Te only reason the cryptologist got as far as my computer I acually had a FTP server set up and she came in on port 21. WHich by the way I hinted to her that was there. ALL too funny.

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