Antivirus works – here are the numbers

Here are the malware and virus statistics for the past month:

The Northeastern offered Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEM) has blocked or deleted over 20 thousand pieces of malware and Trojan viruses from protected OS X and Windows computers. This includes 80 instances of ransomware, malware that makes a computer unusable until the victim pays a ransom. SEM has blocked Fake Adobe Flash updates, fake anti-virus popup alerts, browser and computer exploit kits, generally malicious network activity, and others.

Antivirus along with keeping the operating system and software up-to-date, maintaining an active firewall, and smart email and web browsing habits are all part of a safe computing posture that will help keep the attackers out.

There are at least 80 people at Northeastern this past month who have not been locked out of their data thanks in part to antivirus software.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is available free for the Northeastern community.

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