Computer Virus Prevalence Survey, (1996)

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DIANE Publishing, 1998 - 41 pages
Identifies the nature and extent of the computer virus problem in PC-type computers and networks. The survey's scope includes: Intel-based computers (Apple Macintosh computers were not included); North American sites only; and industrial and government business sectors (home and educational sites were excluded). The telephone survey was conducted with 300 end-users which were randomly selected from a list of sites with 500 or more PCs at that site. The sample includes all service and industry SIC codes, as well as Federal, state, and local government.
 

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Page 17 - It's subtlety: most users who are infected by macro viruses do not experience any change in behavior or degradation of performance of their computer (ie they do not notice the virus).
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