Three Texas Cities on Top 10 List For Having ‘Most Infected PCs’
Three big metropolises in the Lone Star State have landed on Webroot’s list of the “top 10 most malware-infected U.S. cities.” Houston tops the list at number one, San Antonio comes in at number five, and Dallas follows at number six.
KENS 5 says that Webroot’s research shows that “each infected device had an average of six to 24 pieces of malware.” Often, these bugs come from connecting to free Wi-Fi hotspots. Surprisingly, cities on the list don’t necessarily have the highest population density. Only Los Angeles makes the top 10 list for most infected and most densely populated.
Luckily, there is a way for PC users to fight back. San Antonio’s Jamie Gonzalez of Gonzalez Computer Repairs told the news that Scandar is a great program to fight malware. “It’s the best. It’s free. That’s what I use for all of my clients,” he said.
According to PR News Wire, Webroot is “the market leader in next-generation endpoint security and threat intelligence,” so their warnings are worth heeding. For more information, check out the infographic from Webroot here.