eco, the German ISP association, mentions on her website today that the 100.000th pc was cleaned from infection through her pc cleaning program. Since 15 September German account holders can visit the website www.botfrei.de to download tools to clean up computers from digital infections.
Botfrei is a cooperation between eco and the German government. First figures seem to proof that this is a successful public-private partnership, worth looking into for other countries as a best practice.
Remember the 30.000 infection per day Australia’s ACMA reported on recently? As we see eco’s figures and consider that the figures eco gives are only of people who have visited the botfrei website, we again see some staggering figures on computer infections.
Wout de Natris,
Leiderdorp, 6 December 2010