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Three Texas Cities on Top 10 List For Having ‘Most Infected PCs’

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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.