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We have been producing the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report for nearly five years now. Throughout that period of time, Microsoft has seen a small group of countries/regions maintain relatively low malware infection rates. Examples include places like Austria, Finland, Germany, and Japan. Of course malware infection rates are dynamic – we measure them using a metric called Computers Cleaned per Mille (CCM). The CCM helps normalize the data so that we can compare infection rates between countries with vastly different populations and computer install bases and not skew the data.
Read this series of six article by Tim Rains that provide an overview and then drill down on lessons learned from four specific countries:
Finale - Lessons from Some of the Least Malware Infected Countries in the World – Part 6