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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