According to Kaspersky Lab analysts, in Q3 2020, the share of users who encountered adware decreased by four percentage points. Notably, the complexity of these applications is no lower than that of malware.
The three countries where mobile threats were detected on Kaspersky users’ devices most frequently remained unchanged. Bangladesh and Algeria exchanged positions, with the former rising to second place with 17.18% and the latter dropping to third place with 16.28%. Iran retained its leadership even as it lost 12.33 percentage points: 30.29% of users in that country encountered mobile threats in Q3 2020.
In Q3 2020, Kaspersky solutions detected 1,189,797 malicious installation packages, 56,097 more than in the previous quarter. Kaspersky mobile protective solutions blocked 16,440,264 attacks on mobile devices, an increase of 2.2 million on Q2 2020.