Kaspersky Finds Most WannaCry Infections Are On Windows 7

Kaspersky WannaCry Statistics

Looks Like It’s Time To Upgrade, Most WannaCry Infections Are On Windows 7

You’ve probably heard from a tech savvy friend about how much they dislike the new Windows. You’ve probably also heard that Windows 7 is the best Windows OS to ever come out. Well, today we found out that most WannaCry infections are on Windows 7 machines. If you’re still running Windows 7, we strongly recommend that you install the new updates. There’s also some extra precautions you can take to make sure you’re not part of this statistic.

Windows XP Infections were Insignificant

What’s most interesting is that Windows XP infections where so low that they weren’t even listed on Kaspersky’s study. Does that mean you should still be using XP? Absolutely not. Windows XP released 15 years ago. In the tech world, that is ancient. Besides numerous functionality updates, the new Windows editions feature numerous security updates that protect from this and other viruses.

So Why didn’t XP machines get infected?

Short answer, market share. Statistics show Windows XP having only 7% market share on all computers, while Windows 7 has almost 50%. Virus developers make viruses for the most popular operating systems. Even though Windows 10 is the newest OS, many people still prefer Windows 7’s familiarity. While Windows 7 still receives security updates, Microsoft has stated that Windows 10 is still its most secure OS. Windows 10 has the most security features and is the most up to date. In the tech world, the newest software tends to be the most secure.

As always, I like to mention that no computer is 100% secure. There will always be vulnerabilities. If you are connected to the internet, there is always a risk. Having said that, it’s important to take preventative measures so that you are never compromised. You should always have anti-virus software, keep up to date with updates, and never download or install anything you’re uncertain about. With these tips, you will hopefully never become part of this statistic.

You can read more here:https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/19/15665488/wannacry-windows-7-version-xp-patched-victim-statistics