Our malware detections continue to grow at a quick pace. But by how much?

At the end of 2006 we had about 250 thousand detections in total. That took 20 years to accumulate. (From 1986 to 2006.)

At the end of 2007 we had doubled our total number of detections to just over 500 thousand. So it only took one year to double the previous twenty year's accumulation.

Taking a look at today's numbers, we have close to 560 thousand total detections. It's February 12th. That's an additional 59000 detections added in 43 days at an average of 1372.093 per day.

Maintaining that pace (no guarantee that it won't further increase) there will be at least another 500 thousand detections this year for a grand total of one million or more by the end of 2008.