More than 5000 times more new Windows malware in 2022 vs. macOS, 60 times more than Linux

[ad_1]

Windows logo on black background with red circles

As the year draws to a close, AV-TEST, one of the major anti-malware solution evaluation firms alongside AV-Comparatives, has shared some interesting statistics regarding the growth of malware in 2022. The data showed that there were about 70 million new malware. Samples on Windows, dwarfed by those on macOS, saw only around 12,000 samples. Therefore, the number of malicious files on Windows is 5,000 times higher than on Mac. The comparison with Linux is much more favorable for Windows as close to 2 million samples were obtained on Linux. However, the number of Windows is still 60 times higher.

Interestingly, while the total number of malware for Windows is certainly high, the rate of growth has been steadily declining since September. The bottom right image shows monthly growth while the left image shows total malware and PUA (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

2022 malware

2022 malware

Next, we have macOS and although the total number of malware is relatively low, the growth rate has increased significantly in November and December.

2022 malware

2022 malware

Linux is perhaps the most impressive because it seems to have completely eliminated new malware. The growth rate has been very low since June and remained so until December.

2022 malware

2022 malware

you can come AV-TEST’s portal Get more insights through interactive charts.



[ad_2]

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

x