Explanation

As a normal part of our operations we share a maximum amount of malware with each of the Anti-Virus vendors that we have licenses with. The exact number that is shared depends on current resources and bandwidth. We have to have some maximum level of sharing otherwise we could be sending 80%-90% of what is collected daily to certain vendors when they have bad detection days.

The following tables show how much malware we have been sharing with each vendor. There are places where no vendor received anything and that is when our different distribution systems broke or our accounting of what was sent failed to function. Occasionally we are unable to send to specific vendors for a variety of reasons, some is our fault and some times the vendor itself is unable to receive samples for periods of time.

Total Shared

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Totals 1,247,876 6,460,518 20,141 10,262,858 3,098,137 18,159,734 19,989,881 10,738,198 69,977,343

Total Shared by Vendor

Scanner 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
AhnLab 0 0 0 0 70,444 659,182 684,273 421,020 1,834,919
Authentium 0 0 0 0 0 615,510 698,252 445,422 1,759,184
Avast 0 367,971 990 635,676 178,009 676,577 691,552 435,361 2,986,136
Avira 0 172,793 308 205,288 23,905 595,244 678,532 433,750 2,109,820
BitDefender 0 0 0 233,634 19,884 595,256 691,510 438,027 1,978,311
Clam 100,360 536,402 2,000 645,252 179,732 635,788 693,812 447,951 3,241,297
Comodo 0 0 0 0 92,133 671,043 681,306 200,664 1,645,146
DrWeb 0 91,395 1,205 624,978 171,212 624,105 709,995 436,949 2,659,839
Emsisoft 0 0 0 0 0 537,848 670,094 416,261 1,624,203
Eset 401,162 277,385 652 294,154 164,944 630,792 695,283 441,732 2,906,104
Fortinet 0 0 0 0 31,709 630,338 711,666 456,689 1,830,402
FProt 0 506,157 0 638,030 183,618 651,887 637,319 0 2,617,011
FSecure 186,657 1,031,199 548 511,130 173,155 677,370 701,426 443,459 3,724,944
GData 0 49,804 2,000 669,713 102,021 655,391 645,331 403,039 2,527,299
Ikarus 0 202,630 2,000 516,145 177,350 663,964 696,509 444,208 2,702,806
K7 0 0 0 0 5,615 672,511 703,424 444,062 1,825,612
Kaspersky 0 0 0 616,464 170,605 641,001 664,351 399,466 2,491,887
Lionic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32,000 32,000
McAfee 30,864 934,824 2,000 650,683 155,799 645,254 699,876 443,694 3,562,994
Microsoft 0 0 0 0 0 655,868 703,592 445,170 1,804,630
Norman 0 0 0 112,358 98,077 681,581 701,226 219,076 1,812,318
Panda 507,820 337,089 2,000 588,971 114,959 529,130 657,633 404,850 3,142,452
QuickHeal 0 296,073 2,000 653,335 178,698 682,974 697,895 442,164 2,953,139
Sophos 0 58,735 2,000 637,698 162,226 652,817 708,713 434,365 2,656,554
Sunbelt 0 0 0 0 99,817 950,051 1,545,371 287,338 2,882,577
Symantec 0 0 0 0 22,306 499,814 683,716 430,201 1,636,037
TrendMicro 0 13,149 0 561,354 165,212 664,191 695,112 444,317 2,543,335
Vexira 0 142,171 0 213,307 0 0 0 0 355,478
VirusBlokAda 0 557,351 1,211 629,974 180,617 685,372 535,666 0 2,590,191
VirusBuster 21,013 885,390 1,227 624,714 176,090 678,875 706,446 446,963 3,540,718

2013

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
AhnLab 60,000 55,521 62,000 56,000 62,000 53,000 56,000 58,500 58,726 52,619 47,112 60,795 682,273
Authentium 60,000 55,875 62,000 56,000 62,000 53,000 56,000 60,000 58,949 57,428 53,000 62,000 696,252
Avast 60,000 55,735 62,000 56,000 48,644 53,024 60,000 60,000 58,751 58,398 55,000 62,000 689,552
Avira 59,818 56,000 62,000 56,000 60,478 52,057 56,000 58,000 58,816 42,456 52,907 62,000 676,532
BitDefender 60,000 56,000 62,000 56,000 61,116 52,038 56,000 58,000 58,397 55,263 52,907 61,789 689,510
Clam 44,566 56,000 62,000 54,259 62,000 57,965 62,000 60,000 59,308 58,282 54,637 62,000 693,017
Comodo 59,600 56,000 60,112 53,993 61,982 51,474 56,000 60,000 59,358 46,938 54,042 59,807 679,306
DrWeb 60,000 56,000 62,000 56,000 61,217 58,705 62,000 60,000 59,497 55,576 55,000 62,000 707,995
Emsisoft 47,740 54,353 60,980 56,000 61,281 52,803 56,000 58,000 59,609 46,328 53,000 62,000 668,094
Eset 60,000 53,989 62,000 55,197 62,000 52,205 56,000 60,000 58,577 56,560 54,755 62,000 693,283
Fortinet 60,000 55,964 62,000 56,000 62,000 57,000 62,000 60,000 59,627 58,075 55,000 62,000 709,666
FProt 60,000 56,000 62,000 56,000 62,000 54,482 60,000 60,000 59,837 60,000 45,000 0 635,319
FSecure 60,000 56,000 62,000 54,000 60,933 53,230 60,000 60,000 59,371 56,392 55,500 62,000 699,426
GData 40,988 52,059 54,915 54,763 62,000 52,123 56,000 58,000 57,164 44,759 52,031 58,529 643,331
Ikarus 58,944 54,480 62,000 56,000 61,747 53,000 56,000 60,000 58,637 56,201 55,500 62,000 694,509
K7 60,000 55,538 62,000 54,252 62,000 55,000 58,000 60,000 59,058 58,076 55,500 62,000 701,424
Kaspersky 57,751 56,000 62,000 54,818 57,763 48,171 54,054 54,980 58,558 48,285 51,624 58,347 662,351
McAfee 60,000 55,624 62,000 56,000 62,000 53,000 56,000 60,000 58,894 57,398 54,960 62,000 697,876
Microsoft 60,000 53,769 62,000 54,000 62,000 56,001 62,000 60,000 58,340 56,072 55,410 62,000 701,592
Norman 60,000 56,000 62,000 56,000 62,000 53,002 56,000 60,000 59,812 56,912 55,500 62,000 699,226
Panda 55,632 52,229 54,499 46,899 56,066 56,664 59,119 57,666 53,731 55,458 52,081 55,589 655,633
QuickHeal 60,000 56,000 62,000 54,000 62,000 52,005 56,000 60,000 59,685 57,653 54,552 62,000 695,895
Sophos 60,000 56,000 62,000 56,000 62,000 57,000 62,000 60,000 59,840 56,873 53,000 62,000 706,713
Sunbelt 137,889 129,304 150,961 135,296 133,595 126,833 153,728 148,000 140,858 110,133 128,175 45,599 1,540,371
Symantec 50,602 50,488 58,607 55,500 60,894 56,299 62,000 58,951 57,451 55,120 55,000 60,804 681,716
TrendMicro 59,312 56,000 59,903 55,811 62,000 52,575 56,000 60,000 58,758 55,780 54,973 62,000 693,112
VirusBlokAda 60,000 56,000 62,000 54,000 62,000 52,532 56,000 60,000 58,802 12,332 0 0 533,666
VirusBuster 59,810 56,000 62,000 56,000 62,000 53,291 62,000 60,000 59,006 56,839 55,500 62,000 704,446

2012

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
AhnLab 56,843 54,331 61,800 58,700 60,432 39,811 41,824 43,058 60,000 62,000 56,383 62,000 657,182
Authentium 12,800 56,858 62,000 60,000 61,653 41,673 46,247 41,456 52,600 62,000 56,223 62,000 615,510
Avast 56,766 56,389 61,900 60,000 61,899 43,297 51,228 43,410 60,000 62,000 55,988 62,000 674,877
Avira 10,486 34,954 50,612 60,000 62,000 48,389 45,986 43,741 59,800 62,000 55,276 62,000 595,244
BitDefender 8,795 36,141 51,635 60,000 62,000 44,760 44,928 45,788 59,627 62,000 57,269 62,313 595,256
Clam 58,043 57,036 62,000 60,000 61,227 35,808 32,287 37,393 58,169 62,000 56,460 53,365 633,788
Comodo 56,533 56,372 61,963 60,000 61,665 39,669 49,402 43,943 60,000 62,000 55,596 62,000 669,143
DrWeb 56,071 53,745 61,674 59,891 61,601 35,634 25,821 32,218 56,744 61,825 55,445 62,000 622,669
Emsisoft 8,900 56,652 61,646 60,000 60,722 24,308 25,134 19,550 50,573 55,907 52,456 62,000 537,848
Eset 57,346 54,279 61,600 60,000 61,316 39,236 26,546 30,679 58,078 62,000 55,712 62,000 628,792
Fortinet 58,115 56,359 62,000 60,000 61,932 37,491 27,986 27,433 56,991 62,000 56,031 62,000 628,338
FProt 57,807 56,485 62,000 60,000 60,263 41,200 35,464 36,921 58,839 62,000 56,908 62,000 649,887
FSecure 56,999 56,715 61,900 60,000 62,000 41,482 50,154 46,091 60,000 62,000 56,229 62,000 675,570
GData 55,437 56,308 59,155 60,000 61,825 37,275 49,293 43,069 60,000 60,025 53,277 57,727 653,391
Ikarus 57,210 56,516 62,000 60,000 61,300 43,528 49,380 37,111 59,771 60,331 55,043 59,774 661,964
K7 56,548 56,446 62,000 60,000 60,714 40,227 49,676 45,438 59,500 62,000 55,962 62,000 670,511
Kaspersky 56,731 56,607 62,000 60,000 61,500 41,301 33,870 36,204 52,200 61,965 54,623 62,000 639,001
McAfee 56,955 56,308 62,000 60,000 59,999 41,908 32,758 34,645 58,654 62,000 56,027 62,000 643,254
Microsoft 54,478 52,027 61,291 60,000 61,339 34,229 47,892 45,450 60,000 62,000 55,162 62,000 655,868
Norman 57,349 56,631 62,000 60,000 61,400 46,033 51,279 45,010 60,000 62,000 55,879 62,000 679,581
Panda 39,704 45,474 43,129 50,327 49,241 24,408 31,243 25,810 51,620 55,924 50,285 61,356 528,521
QuickHeal 56,996 57,000 62,000 60,000 62,000 47,083 49,533 45,598 60,000 62,000 56,764 62,000 680,974
Sophos 53,800 57,200 62,000 60,000 61,799 41,109 39,727 38,590 59,800 62,000 56,793 59,999 652,817
Sunbelt 56,968 56,629 62,000 60,000 61,799 34,001 26,716 34,921 131,604 150,522 125,165 147,726 948,051
Symantec 40,928 32,977 56,019 59,326 58,569 18,494 14,260 11,293 53,463 52,689 48,700 52,297 499,015
TrendMicro 56,938 57,200 58,217 60,000 61,600 40,255 47,670 41,812 60,000 62,000 56,473 60,026 662,191
VirusBlokAda 57,616 56,279 62,000 60,000 61,099 47,949 51,302 46,625 60,000 62,000 56,602 62,000 683,472
VirusBuster 57,632 55,953 61,900 60,000 61,599 41,979 50,751 46,256 60,000 62,000 56,805 62,000 676,875

2011

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
AhnLab 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29,244 41,200 70,444
Avast 42,927 14,795 1,601 0 0 3,712 5,611 5,700 2,900 4,799 50,676 45,288 178,009
Avira 9,807 4,060 825 49 0 1,633 3,076 2,286 773 746 537 113 23,905
BitDefender 9,495 3,844 742 10 0 965 3,062 804 0 154 713 95 19,884
Clam 41,376 15,934 1,431 0 0 3,582 5,200 5,800 2,500 5,847 52,488 45,574 179,732
Comodo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,875 45,475 41,783 92,133
DrWeb 42,694 14,965 1,312 100 0 2,827 5,400 4,300 0 4,027 50,818 44,769 171,212
Eset 36,896 7,902 2,257 0 0 3,157 5,400 5,600 2,900 5,232 50,163 45,437 164,944
Fortinet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31,709 31,709
FProt 41,918 16,600 1,869 0 0 3,898 5,200 5,600 3,000 7,433 52,548 45,552 183,618
FSecure 41,101 13,200 2,119 300 0 3,157 5,600 4,700 0 5,384 53,302 44,292 173,155
GData 36,175 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21,073 44,773 102,021
Ikarus 41,300 14,051 3,110 100 0 2,514 5,950 5,601 3,140 8,447 47,951 45,186 177,350
K7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5,615 5,615
Kaspersky 43,211 14,615 1,683 400 0 2,857 5,409 4,100 0 5,416 48,962 43,952 170,605
McAfee 36,200 6,700 1,292 300 0 2,317 4,500 3,900 0 4,210 50,986 45,394 155,799
Norman 40,112 8,300 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4,800 44,865 98,077
Panda 37,591 6,100 2,184 200 0 4,800 5,700 4,900 0 3,374 28,142 21,968 114,959
QuickHeal 42,215 17,100 1,585 200 0 3,220 5,600 5,500 2,103 5,749 49,926 45,500 178,698
Sophos 39,891 15,200 2,647 400 0 3,113 5,058 3,800 0 5,536 50,172 36,409 162,226
Sunbelt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,829 51,259 44,729 99,817
Symantec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22,306 22,306
TrendMicro 43,017 15,263 2,203 300 0 3,241 4,200 4,400 0 3,668 46,264 42,656 165,212
VirusBlokAda 43,489 15,500 2,861 200 0 2,972 5,300 5,300 2,300 6,512 51,818 44,365 180,617
VirusBuster 42,151 15,148 1,495 300 0 2,535 5,400 4,500 0 6,756 53,026 44,779 176,090

2010

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
AntiVir 16,293 25,681 19,861 9,114 23,080 16,549 23,217 18,554 13,520 18,681 11,909 8,829 205,288
Avast-Commercial 34,867 52,121 50,293 48,617 61,500 56,521 62,000 61,699 59,597 60,139 53,332 34,990 635,676
BitDefender 0 0 0 0 0 0 50,215 58,131 53,072 51,348 11,420 9,448 233,634
Clam 49,033 52,613 54,091 39,943 61,299 55,675 61,568 61,217 58,696 58,012 53,405 39,700 645,252
DrWeb 37,866 49,923 53,167 38,705 61,219 56,638 61,900 59,544 57,762 56,952 55,700 35,602 624,978
F-Prot6 42,269 50,320 53,781 40,141 61,800 56,735 61,700 61,700 59,600 60,295 54,389 35,300 638,030
F-Secure 0 0 31,931 38,314 61,913 53,536 60,556 59,185 57,897 57,459 53,732 36,607 511,130
G-Data 60,109 53,600 54,419 48,006 61,800 58,197 61,900 61,832 59,800 61,195 53,955 34,900 669,713
Ikarus 60,089 53,104 0 0 7,895 55,864 61,800 60,886 59,100 61,452 55,755 40,200 516,145
Kaspersky 37,566 51,932 50,136 39,482 61,986 52,657 60,928 58,707 57,467 57,490 53,788 34,325 616,464
McAfee 55,302 50,455 51,965 39,830 61,200 56,813 61,800 61,299 59,731 61,365 54,823 36,100 650,683
NOD32 6,176 0 0 0 0 0 29,176 58,732 55,800 56,034 53,002 35,234 294,154
Norman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23,746 53,512 35,100 112,358
Panda 59,905 46,046 44,085 23,577 40,307 49,338 50,973 60,592 59,584 61,497 55,767 37,300 588,971
QuickHeal 59,294 50,775 52,883 39,337 61,700 56,121 61,760 60,256 59,159 59,066 54,180 38,804 653,335
Sophos 51,355 52,357 52,894 38,952 61,038 52,976 61,068 60,965 56,427 57,643 53,423 38,600 637,698
TrendMicro 28,047 14,000 32,758 39,872 61,500 57,057 61,773 61,800 57,530 58,416 53,105 35,496 561,354
VBA32 40,241 50,754 53,635 39,884 61,500 54,304 61,465 60,583 57,774 58,002 54,350 36,482 628,974
Vexira 0 0 0 0 7,800 56,907 62,000 62,000 24,600 0 0 0 213,307
VirusBuster 39,144 50,395 51,544 39,025 60,900 55,171 61,344 60,370 58,671 57,148 53,482 37,520 624,714

2009

Note that for this year we lost most of our statistical data about the shared quantities due to a database crash. Malware was shared with the vendors, but we do not have records of how many.

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
AntiVir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 308 308
Avast-Commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 990 990
Clam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
DrWeb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,205 1,205
F-Secure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 548 548
G-Data 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
Ikarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
Kaspersky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,307 1,307
McAfee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
NOD32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 652 652
Panda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
QuickHeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
Sophos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,000 2,000
VBA32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,211 1,211
VirusBuster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,227 1,227

2008

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
AntiVir 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,356 33,814 32,278 24,394 41,699 27,252 172,793
Avast 0 0 0 0 13,525 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,525
Avast-Commercial 0 0 0 0 14,139 41,976 39,986 48,395 55,999 59,373 57,018 51,085 367,971
Clam 65,794 3 193 71 57,842 61,610 63,697 60,719 57,023 59,663 57,486 52,301 536,402
DrWeb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45,200 46,195 91,395
F-Prot6 0 0 0 110,591 96,640 41,705 43,938 52,880 58,494 58,503 43,406 0 506,157
F-Secure 216,184 1,732 120,186 191,915 104,431 64,000 56,979 52,745 56,393 58,668 56,517 51,449 1,031,199
G-Data 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49,804 49,804
Ikarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38,000 61,000 57,284 46,346 202,630
McAfee 64,503 227,490 228,556 79,956 10,278 0 38,119 53,116 58,921 60,343 58,643 54,899 934,824
NOD32 26,513 107 40 0 10,347 49,170 31,321 36,122 25,210 27,260 42,413 28,882 277,385
Panda 39,840 5,408 1,160 5 0 0 35,308 49,186 50,013 47,808 56,883 51,478 337,089
QuickHeal 0 0 0 0 0 0 22,675 56,934 56,747 59,086 57,290 43,341 296,073
Sophos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10,653 48,082 58,735
TrendMicro 0 0 0 0 13,149 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,149
VBA32 0 0 0 84,497 101,686 52,201 42,567 51,252 57,131 59,053 56,625 52,339 557,351
Vexira 0 0 0 0 48,884 63,987 29,300 0 0 0 0 0 142,171
VirusBuster 73,532 133,475 160,961 53,569 62,207 61,169 57,886 55,011 57,050 60,023 57,848 52,659 885,390

2007

Scanner January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Clam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100,360 100,360
F-Secure 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 186,657 186,657
McAfee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30,864 30,864
NOD32 0 0 0 136,399 29,161 3,926 24,730 9,640 63,929 53,076 15,028 65,273 401,162
Panda 0 0 0 0 0 29,083 141,536 62,596 62,138 148,476 48,493 15,498 507,820
VirusBuster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21,013 21,013