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How Long Can a PC Go Unprotected, and Yet Uninfected?

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Asked by Kalpana, 06 Nov '11 06:00 pm
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In 2004, tests by the SANS Institute Internet Storm Center suggested that a Windows PC with no firewall, no security software, and no router would likely be infected within 20 minutes.

But security expert Ben Edelman calls the SANS 2004 data "too pessimistic." He says, "These days, infections tend to originate via Web exploits, rather than port-scanning worms. Plus, many glaring security gaps have been closed."

But how long can an unprotected user wander around online before visiting the wrong Web page? According to a McAfee SiteAdvisor study, "The average search engine user performs 43.1 searches per month and clicks on 2.3 results per search--yielding one dangerous site every 8 days, on average
Answered by jameel ahmed, 06 Nov '11 06:04 pm

 
  
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Depend's on one's luck
Answered by Dharmarajan, 06 Nov '11 06:12 pm

 
  
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