Computer users in New Hampshire are three times more likely to get a malware infection on their computers than computer users in general across the United States.
That’s according to data released recently by Enigma Software Group, maker of the SpyHunter anti-malware program.
Enigma analyzed more than 1.5 million infections detected on its customers’ personal computers in all 50 states in the first half of 2017. That research brought results showing that, on average, New Hampshire has an infection rate that’s 201 percent higher than the average infection rate for all 50 states.
Colorado, Virginia, New Jersey and Oregon ranked as the next highest states.
“It’s hard to tell exactly why some states have higher infection rates than others,” said Enigma spokesman Ryan Gerding, in a statement. “In the top five alone you’ve got East Coast and West Coast states, highly populated states and sparsely populated ones. Regardless of where you live, it’s always important to stay vigilant for infections all the time.”
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