This is the latest in a series of monthly charts counting down
the ten most frequently occurring viruses as compiled by Sophos, a
world leader in corporate anti-virus protection.
For January 2002, the chart is as follows, with the most
frequently occurring virus at number one:
started 2002 as it finished 2001 - top of the virus chart," said
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos Anti-Virus.
"Anti-virus software has protected against Badtrans since November
and simple safe computing procedures, like blocking
double-extension attachments, should have meant this worm was a
non-starter. It's time computer users took a close look at their
792 new viruses were discovered and protected against by Sophos
Anti-Virus during January 2002.
The total number of viruses Sophos now detects and protects
against is 71,830.
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Graphics of the above Top Ten chart are available here.
Compiled by Sophos's technical support team, the top ten chart
is collated from calls to Sophos's 24 hour, 365 days a year
technical support line.