Malware reporting study: more infomation leads to higher cleanup rate

Posted on March 21, 2012 - 10:22 by mvasek

I’m Marie Vasek, a computer science and mathematics student at Wellesley College and the resident testing intern at StopBadware. When a website is on one of our data providers’ malware blacklists and a person responsible for the site asks StopBadware for an independent review, I test the website to see if it is actively delivering badware. This past fall, I completed a study in conjunction with StopBadware and Tyler Moore of Wellesley College.