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Tampa, St. Louis, and Orlando top the list of 'most infected cities for 1H of 2016

We present the Most Malware Infected List of US Cities
24 Hour US Malware Map (courtesy of Enigma Software Group)

According to the Enigma Software Group (ESG) Research team, US malware has dropped over 47% for the first half of 2016. Despite the drop in overall infections, there still are millions of computers nationwide getting infections every day. ESG wanted to look at which cities in the U.S. had the most number of infections in the first half of 2016 and looked at the total number of infections in the 150 largest cities in the U.S. As you might expect, the cities with the largest population had the most number of infections. More people means more computers, which means more infections. So cities like New York and Los Angeles and Chicago topped the list. 

ESG wanted to compare the actual infection rate (at least among those who use SpyHunter), so we divided the number of infections detected in each city by its population. That gives a better clue of which cities actually had the highest infection rate. That data showed that Tampa, St.Louis, and Orlando were the most malware infected cities in the U.S., with infection rates that were 800% higher than the national average. 

Below is a list of the 64 most infected cities, along with how much higher their infection rate was compared to the national average based on the US installed base of ESG SpyHunter. 

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Most Malware-Infected Cities of 2016


Note: Percentages are higher than the national average.



  1. Tampa 916%
  2. St. Louis 816%
  3. Orlando 799%
  4. Denver 657%
  5. Atlanta 582%
  6. Cincinnati 524%
  7. Newark 523%
  8. Salt Lake City 460%
  9. Madison 445%
  10. Washington, DC 395%
  11. Cleveland 376%
  12. Little Rock 325%
  13. Minneapolis 234%
  14. Raleigh 231%
  15. Baton Rouge 223%
  16. Irvine, CA 219%
  17. Buffalo 210%
  18. Miami 208%
  19. Des Moines 190%
  20. Las Vegas 187%
  21. Pittsburgh 176%
  22. Richmond 165%
  23. Boise 159%
  24. Greensboro, NC 146%
  25. Seattle 142%
  26. Boston 134%
  27. Worcester 131%
  28. Dallas 121%
  29. Columbus 120%
  30. Phoenix 96%
  31. Spokane 92%
  32. Milwaukee 91%




  33. Ft. Lauderdale 89%
  34. Baltimore 85%
  35. Norfolk 84%
  36. Providence, RI 83%
  37. Overland Park, KS 78%
  38. Austin 72%
  39. Honolulu 70%
  40. Springfield, MO 70%
  41. Sacramento 67%
  42. Birmingham 67%
  43. San Jose, CA 52%
  44. Tallahassee 51%
  45. Reno, NV 48%
  46. Sioux Falls, SD 47%
  47. Plano, TX 45%
  48. Knoxville, TN 42%
  49. Philadelphia 36%
  50. Indianapolis 35%
  51. Omaha 34%
  52. Tulsa 28%
  53. Charlotte 28%
  54. Lincoln 28%
  55. Los Angeles 21%
  56. Riverside, CA 19%
  57. Albuquerque 16%
  58. Wichita 16%
  59. Corpus Christi 14%
  60. San Diego 14%
  61. Tucson 11%
  62. Chattanooga 10%
  63. Lexington, KY 5%
  64. San Antonio 5%

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