Microsoft Takes Narrow Lead in Antivirus Vendor Market

OPSWAT today announced the release of their quarterly market share report, which includes analysis of antivirus, peer-to-peer, backup, and antiphishing application usage worldwide. In addition to market share coverage, the report provides a comprehensive breakdown of the most popular products in their respective category and how often certain product features are enabled.

The quarterly report includes a focus on the antivirus vendor and antivirus product usage category. As shown in the report, Microsoft maintained a slight lead in the worldwide antivirus vendor market with a 26.2% share (based on users with real-time protection enabled). Avast finished second in the report with a 23.3% market share, with AVG (9.1%), Symantec (8.4%) and ESET (7.1%) rounding out the top five. avast! Free Antivirus finished first in the worldwide market of antivirus products with a 19.5% market share. The next two spots were held by Microsoft products, Microsoft Security Essentials (18.3%) and Windows Defender (7.7%). The top ten security software products detected made up 74% of the worldwide antivirus product market share according to OPSWAT’s report. Read the full press release here.

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