Malicious software is getting to be a huge, nasty problem. Over 16 million households in the United States alone have had a serious computer virus in the past two years. Below you will see an Infographic based on different kind of computer virus threat types with detailed Brief History, Facts, Statistics and Types of Computer Viruses, Trojans, Adware, Exploits, Worms, Backdoors, Spyware, Unwanted Software and Monitoring Tools.
Let that sink in while also knowing that if you live in China, there's a greater chance that your computer is infected with malware than not. Over 50 percent of computers in China are infected. Compare that with 30 percent in the U.S. and although it may seem like a big difference, that's still an outrageously high statistic. Last year on average there were 74,000 new viruses every day. Try to imagine that for a second and you'll realize just how dangerous the internet can be.
The damage done from all of this malware in the United States alone per year is 4.55 billion USD. If you're getting worried now after reading this, don't fret. As long as you actively try to make smart decisions while browsing the Internet and opening emails you shouldn't have to worry. Combine that with some sort of antivirus program and you're better off than most people. The following Infographic is officially presented by TopTenReviews.