Avast Tops The Chart As Antivirus Vendor

Posted on Jun 28 2012 - 5:12am by Editorial Staff

Yesterday, we discussed ways to protect Mac machine from Malware, and today we came across the recently released OPSWAT informative overview of the antivirus market using a data set consisting of 120,000 data points. According to their findings, that’s avast! Free Antivirus, followed by Microsoft Security Essentials and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

Avast continues to hold the no. 1 position in the worldwide antivirus market, as it has for the last few years. The current, it has 17.4% market share, however, its top two competitors, Microsoft and ESET, increased their shares at faster paces of 1.8% and 2.0%, respectively. The biggest loss came from AVG, who fell from 2nd to 5th place. Overall, the top ten vendors included in this report are increasing their hold on the market, with a 1.2% gain for a total market share of about 89%.

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