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One in fourteen Internet downloads is Windows malware

Yeah. It’s true. For the first time, Mac users have a significant malware problem. But, hey, it could be worse. You could be running Windows. After all, Microsoft, not some third-party anti-virus company trying to drum up business, has just admitted that based on analysis gained from IE 9 use that, “1 out of every 14 programs downloaded is later confirmed as malware.”

If I may quote from Matthew 7:5, the King James Bible, “First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

Windows has far, far more malware trouble than Macs, and I can’t resist mentioning that after in twenty-years of Linux, we’ve seen a real-world example of Linux malware. Ironically, this latest appalling Windows malware numberis shared in a Microsoft blog about how well SmartScreen Application Reputation is working in IE9.

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