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New Zealand web surfers not likely to get computer virus

08-24-2010 13:53 BJT

WELLINGTON, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- New Zealanders surfing the web are relatively safe from malicious computer attacks and viruses, according to an Internet security company study released on Tuesday.

Melbourne-based AVG Technologies compiled data from 127 million PCs from 144 countries to look at security threats that its software dealt with in the last week of July.

It found one in 103 New Zealand PCs are attacked, coming in at 63rd, while Australia ranked 37th with a one in 75.

The world's riskiest country for web surfers is Turkey with AVG software protecting one in 10 internet users. In Russia, one in 14 users were hit, and one in 24 in Armenia.

Other countries on the riskiest top 10 list were the United States, Vietnam, Portugal and the Ukraine.

The safest place to surf the web is Japan with one in 404 hit.

The study shows South America was the safest continent to surf with one in 164 PCs hit. Africa came in second with one in 108, followed by Asia, including Asia Pacific, with one in 102.

North America was the riskiest with one in 51. Globally, the average was one in 73 attacks.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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