Symantec, ESET, McAfee rank first in Windows anti-malware market share

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Papusan, Nov 18, 2019.

?

What Antivirus programs you prefer...

  1. Symantec

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. McAfee

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Avast

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. ESET

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  5. Bitdefender

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. AVG

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Windows Defender

    2 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

    Reputations:
    23,461
    Messages:
    23,936
    Likes Received:
    41,618
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Symantec, ESET, McAfee rank first in Windows anti-malware market share zdnet.com | Nov 18, 2019
    Avast, the market's leader for the past five years, has fallen to #6.
    [​IMG]

    Antivirus programs from Symantec, ESET, and McAfee are today's most popular Windows-based anti-malware products, according to usage data gathered by enterprise software vendor OPSWAT.

    For more than five years, OPSWAT has been collecting data and publishing monthly market share reports for the Windows anti-malware market.


    ONE VENDOR'S RISE AND FALL
    And another sign of a healthy market is the fact that it never stands still. Over the years, the Windows anti-malware ecosystem has been in full flux. Vendors have often switched at the top, and market shares have risen and dropped dramatically.

    Nothing shows this better than Avast's rise and fall through the rankings in the past four years.

    An OPSWAT report from January 2014 had Avast with a 13.2% market share, way above its competition. That grew to 15% by December 2015. Its rise only continued in the next two years. By June 2017, Avast had amassed a whopping 20.48% of the market, thanks to its 2016 acquisition of fellow anti-malware vendor AVG.

    More info about Avast...
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/antivirus-summary-report-2018.827396/page-3#post-10888467

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/antivirus-summary-report-2018.827396/page-3#post-10946176

    And Avast is the mothership for CCLEANER
    Avast is ruining CCleaner -- malware, bundled software, popup ads... what's next?


     
    Dr. AMK likes this.
  2. Terreos

    Terreos Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    400
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    711
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Kinda surprised. Ever since Windows Defender became a thing that's been my go too. It's clean and isn't reminding me to upgrade to the paid Pro edition.

    Last time I had another anti virus was when I was using an ASUS laptop. McAfee was preinstalled and I had to uninstall it five times. Everytime I turned the laptop on it was reinstalled. Like a bloody virus.

    Avast always stopped working when I used it back in the day. It would be fine for a month or so and suddenly would freeze anytime it would do a scan. And it was McAfee because it was a bear to uninstall. Why is that a recurring theme?
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

    Reputations:
    23,461
    Messages:
    23,936
    Likes Received:
    41,618
    Trophy Points:
    931
    Avast has been in Microsoft's spotlight a long time. And I expect it will continue. As well with further decline in the ranking. People are fed up with malware/antivirus company that go own roads.

    Windows 10 Upgrades Blocked if Using Old Versions of AVG, Avast bleepingcomputers.com | Nov 24, 2019

    If you are using older versions of Avast or AVG Antivirus, Microsoft has placed a compatibility hold that will prevent you from upgrading to Windows 10 1903 or Windows 10 1909 until you upgrade to a newer version of the antivirus software.

    This is not the first time Microsoft has place compatbility holds on AVG or Avast version, as people have reported [1, 2] similar block as far back as August 2019.
     
    Mr. Fox and jc_denton like this.
  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

    Reputations:
    23,461
    Messages:
    23,936
    Likes Received:
    41,618
    Trophy Points:
    931
    [​IMG]
    Which antivirus program do you use? (Survey 2019)
    [​IMG] good Morning November 25, 2019
    Due to the problem with the older versions of AVG / Avast when updating / upgrading to the Windows 10 1909/1903, the discussion revealed which antivirus program or suite was the best. Already a year ago we had a survey on this subject, which was quite interesting from the results ago. Therefore, let us know what has happened to you in the past 12 months...
    upload_2019-11-26_4-16-24.png
     
  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

    Reputations:
    23,461
    Messages:
    23,936
    Likes Received:
    41,618
    Trophy Points:
    931
    [​IMG]
    Mozilla removes Avast and AVG extensions from add-on portal over snooping claims
    The four extensions, two from Avast and two from AVG, are still available on the Chrome Web Store.

    [​IMG]
    Mozilla removes all Avast Firefox extensions
    by Martin Brinkmann on December 03, 2019 in Firefox - 20 comments
    If you search for Avast or AVG on the official Mozilla Add-ons website, you may notice that no results by these companies are returned. Neither Avast Online Security or SafePrice, nor AVG […]

    upload_2019-12-3_21-14-18.png

    Maybe it's time the computer users should remove all sorts of software from this malware company?:rolleyes: @Mr. Fox @Vasudev +++

    Can you all see a pathern here? Below from OP

    And Avast is the mothership for CCLEANER
    Avast is ruining CCleaner -- malware, bundled software, popup ads... what's next?
     
    Mr. Fox likes this.
  6. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

    Reputations:
    28,794
    Messages:
    35,075
    Likes Received:
    55,657
    Trophy Points:
    931
    I do not use Avast and AVG rubbish for anything. Nasty anti-malware malware.
     
    Papusan likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page