Most Consumers Don't Trust Their Security Software

A poll of Internet users shows that a majority are "not confident" that their security software is protecting them, antivirus vendor Trend Micro reported Tuesday.

Fifty-one percent of the 1,500 French, German, Japanese, British, and American consumers surveyed in the fall of 2006 said they had doubts about their security software. Trend Micro pinned part of the problem on vendors who fail to communicate to users such information as where the threat originates and how well the system is protected.

"As a security vendor, it's our job to stay one step ahead of the malware and threats to ensure our customers' protection," said Lane Bess, general manager of Trend Micro's consumer group, in a statement. Channelweb Exclusive News

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