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The highest rates of malware infection in major US cities in the first half of the year are Atlanta, Orlando and Denver.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/8/10 22:51:25     readed:351

EnigmaSoft also studied infections in the states. These results indicate that the most affected states are Colorado, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Researchers say it's hard to say exactly why a city or state has a higher infection rate than other cities and states. There are various cities on the list. Larger cities, smaller cities and cities in each geographic region. For the least infected areas, the first is New York and the second is San Francisco.

The week with the most infections in the first half of 2018 was also studied. The infection rate was highest on Wednesday and the lowest on Sunday. The range of infections detected on US computers includes programs or nuisance software that EnigmaSoft identifies as potentially unwanted, up to ransomware, which may delete valuable documents unless the victim pays a ransom.

According to EnigmaSoft, users need to back up their data on a regular basis. Ideally, users should have physical backups (external drives connected to the computer) and cloud-based backups. Either way, set your computer to back up your files automatically and frequently.

Lists of the Top Days of the Week, Cities, and States and their Corresponding Infection Data

Days of the Week Ranked from Most Infections to Least

1Wednesday
2Friday
3Thursday
4Monday
5Tuesday
6Saturday
7Sunday

U.S. Cities with the Highest Malware Infection Rates

Rank

City

% Over Average

1

Atlanta

1035.45%

2

Orlando

985.90%

3

Denver

953.04%

4

St. Louis

822.90%

5

Tampa

750.30%

6

Newark

603.15%

7

Washington

541.89%

8

Cleveland

490.62%

9

Madison

458.22%

10

Cincinnati

422.84%

11

Raleigh

312.84%

12

Dallas

276.37%

13

Irvine

270.31%

14

Minneapolis

267.69%

15

Buffalo

244.84%

16

Boise

236.93%

17

Boston

216.03%

18

Miami

214.62%

19

Greensboro

194.55%

20

Pittsburgh

191.79%

twenty one

Milwaukee

184.29%

twenty two

Las Vagas

166.87%

twenty three

Kansas City

166.46%

twenty four

Phoenix

153.93%

25

Seattle

153.64%

26

Columbus

132.50%

27

Portland

125.27%

28

Sacramento

98.17%

29

San Jose

92.84%

30

Baton Rouge

91.57%

31

Indianapolis

89.80%

32

Honolulu

83.12%

33

Omaha

80.13%

34

Scottsdale

78.60%

35

Austin

72.91%

36

Baltimore

71.41%

37

Lincoln

70.12%

38

Colorado Springs

63.81%

39

Birmingham

55.81%

40

Tulsa

53.55%

41

Philadelphia

52.04%

42

Plano

48.82%

43

Albuquerque

46.66%

44

Charlotte

46.47%

45

Norfolk

40.61%

46

Tucson

39.82%

47

San Diego

37.74%

48

Bakersfield

32.63%

49

Louisville

30.68%

50

Wichita

26.74%

51

Anchorage

18.07%

U.S. States Ranked by Malware Infection Rates

Rank

State

% Over Average

1

Colorado

106.19%

2

New hampshire

88.16%

3

Virginia

67.10%

4

New Jersey

47.27%

5

Oregon

28.29%

6

Montana

17.28%

7

Wyoming

16.88%

8

Missouri

15.74%

9

New york

13.40%

10

Pennsylvania

9.37%

11

Maine

6.12%

12

Massachusetts

-1.40%

13

Arizona

-2.59%

14

Georgia

-3.51%

15

North Dakota

-4.61%

16

Wisconsin

-5.88%

17

Nebraska

-5.99%

18

Iowa

-8.96%

19

Maryland

-9.38%

20

Alaska

-10.23%

twenty one

Florida

-12.59%

twenty two

Ohio

-13.01%

twenty three

Washington

-14.48%

twenty four

Rhode Island

-15.36%

25

South Dakota

-16.31%

26

Texas

-16.67%

27

Kansas

-17.14%

28

Arkansas

-18.22%

29

Connecticut

-20.65%

30

New Mexico

-20.91%

31

Vermont

-20.97%

32

Utah

-21.82%

33

South Carolina

-22.01%

34

Michigan

-23.64%

Thirty-five

Idaho

-23.84%

Thirty-six

Nevada

-25.18%

Thirty-seven

Illinois

-25.24%

Thirty-eight

North Carolina

-26.90%

Thirty-nine

West Virginia

-27.15%

Forty

Delaware

-28.14%

Forty-one

Minnesota

-33.04%

Forty-two

Louisiana

-34.24%

Forty-three

California

-37.72%

Forty-four

Oklahoma

-38.29%

Forty-five

Indiana

-38.56%

Forty-six

Kentucky

-40.50%

Forty-seven

Hawaii

-48.88%

Forty-eight

Tennessee

-55.03%

Forty-nine

Mississippi

-57.17%

Fifty

Alabama

-65.16%

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