According to the report OPSWAT, Microsoft Security Essentials is the most popular antivirus worldwide. this report covers the 2nd quarter of 2011. This free antivirus is offered to genuine windows users and it runs on approx 10.66% and it also crossed the mark of 30 million downloads.
according to OPSWAT, the free version of Avira Antivirus Personal comes in second place as most used antivirus worldwide with a share of 10.18%, while AVAST! Free Antivirus is third with 8.66%.“AVAST Software and AVG Technologies both top this quarter’s worldwide antivirus market with 12.37% each. AVAST shows a decrease from its leading 16.19% last quarter, which could be due to a shift in the percentage of data originating from various countries. Avira and Microsoft rank third and fourth with 12.29% and 11.24% of the market, respectively,” OPSWAT notes.
At the same time, OPSWAT’s report indicates that Microsoft is king on the North America market with a share of no less than 17.07%. AVG is runner up with 15.63%, followed by Symantec with 14.47%.