United States global leader in malicious websites

Anti Virus software maker AVG Technologies has published the results of a research study which shows that, contrary to popular opinion, most malicious websites are hosted on US servers and not in other countries like China.

By monitoring active web servers serving exploits around the world, AVG found that 44 percent of the corrupted servers are hosted in the United States, followed by Germany and China at just 5 percent each.

Free anti-virus software gets an update

AVG Technologies today announced the commercial version 9.0 of its popular anti-virus software is now available to consumers. The company’s free offering, AVG 9.0 will be available later this month.

The developers promise the new version will be considerably faster, offer improved scanning performance, offer improved ease of use, and improved phishing protection.