Viet Nam’s Anti-virus Software Used Worldwide

A Vietnamese developed anti-virus software package, called BKAV, is now used in more than 90 countries by over 9.5 million people, said the BK Internetwork Security Center (BKIS) of the Ha Noi University of Technology.

Viet Nam's BKAV Pro antivirus software

Speaking at a forum on the Viet Nam anti-virus software held in Ho Chi Minh City, BKIS Director Nguyen Tu Quang said that the center will supply different make computers with BKAVPro antivirus software as of this year to reduce the impacts caused by viruses.

By 2010, more than 75 percent of Internet connected computers in the country will use the BKAV package.

According to BKIS statistics, more than 90,000 computers in the country are infected with viruses and dangerous codes spread through the Internet and USB drives each day.

In 2007 alone, more than 80 percent of domestic web sites were at risk of being hacked and over 33 million computers were infected with viruses, causing VND2.4 trillion in economic losses.

Founded in 2001, BKIS now boasts 150 antivirus software experts.

Source: VNA

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