Webroot Hosts Webinar to Present the State of Spyware Findings from First Quarter of 2006

Webroot Executives to Present Alarming Effects of Spyware and Adware on Consumers and Businesses

Boulder, CO – May 9, 2006

Webroot Software, Inc., the leading provider of anti-spyware software for the enterprise, SMBs and consumers, will host a webinar to present the latest spyware data now available in Webroot's most recent quarterly State of Spyware report, which was released today. The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. MST.

Webroot's Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO & senior vice president of engineering, and Jeff Hughes, director of product marketing, will present the results of Webroot's latest industry findings as well as information on how businesses can proactively prevent revenue loss and data breaches. Eschelbeck and Hughes will offer insight on how consumers and organizations can protect themselves from the growing risks of spyware, in addition to providing expert advice on the following topics:

  • Top spyware threats
  • Enterprise spyware infection rates
  • Small businesses vulnerability to spyware attacks
  • The latest techniques used by spyware hackers, including phishing Trojans

According to this edition of Webroot's State of Spyware report, a rise in adware combined with a significant increase in the most malicious types of Trojans and system monitors resulted in the highest consumer infections rates since the first quarter of 2005. The report also reveals that more than 50 percent of small businesses experienced a spyware attack during the first quarter of 2006.

Issued quarterly, the State of Spyware report is an in-depth review and analysis of the impact of spyware, adware and unwanted software on consumers and enterprises. The foundation for much of the analysis and trends reporting comes from online research culled by Phileas, Webroot's automated spyware research system and Webroot's corporate Spy Audit and consumer spy scanning tool, which invite both consumers and enterprises to scan specific PCs and determine spyware infection levels.


©2014 Webroot Inc. All rights reserved. Webroot, SecureAnywhere, and Webroot SecureAnywhere are trademarks or registered trademarks of Webroot Inc. in the United States and other countries.

OVER WEBROOT

Webroot® is the market leader in cloud-based, real-time internet threat detection for consumers, businesses and enterprises. We have revolutionized internet security to protect all the ways users connect online. Webroot delivers real-time advanced internet threat protection to customers through its BrightCloud® security intelligence platform, and its SecureAnywhere™ suite of cloud-based security products for endpoints, mobile devices and corporate networks. Meer dan 7 miljoen consumenten, 1,5 miljoen zakelijke gebruikers en 1,3 miljoen mobiele gebruikers worden beschermd door Webroot. Market-leading security companies, including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose Webroot to provide advanced Internet threat protection for their products and services. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Colorado, Webroot is the largest privately held internet Security Company in the United States – operating globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on our products and services, visit www.webroot.com.