Most malware is disabled within two hours, but this is often enough time for the malware to successfully infect systems. In 2007 the average life time of malware was seven hours, a year later this was reduced to five hours. Next to renewing te malware to avoid detection by virus scanners, the cyber criminals are also renewing the websites where the malware is being sent from. Security software is not succeeding to control the threat, says a security rapport by Blue Coat.
Most malware is found on websites for online storage, software downloads, pornographic content, mixed content and hackingsites. There are lots of porn sites that are only there to distribute malware, according to the security company.
The rapport also showed that fake virus scanners and fake video codec's are the most successfull threats on the Internet in 2009. In case of the video codec's it is often porn what is being used, two third of the fake codec's promises to show the visitor pornographic content.