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Google has released the results of a year-long study of 240 million web sites that said 15 percent of the malware detected was related to rogue security applications. The study was released at the Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats at the Usenix conference in San Jose, California.

In the study, done between January 2009 and February 2010, Google researchers said they found 11,000 web sites distributing the rogues.

In Sunbelt’s ThreatNet detections top-ten list for April, a VIPRE detection for a loader (FraudTool.Win32.SecurityTool {v}) for rogue security product SecurityTool made it to the number 10 spot. That’s a first. ThreatNet is made up of tens of thousand VIPRE and CounterSpy users who report detections of malicious code that is detected in their systems.

Google said it was having some success in the year filtering malicious URLs more quickly.

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Tom Kelchner