AV Market Share Report (March 2011) - OPSWAT

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  1. PJC

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    From what I see in the pdf Avira, AVG and Lavasoft raised their market share compared to that in dec 2010. Good job...
     
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    checking it out .. thx for share
     
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    And Comodo :D
     
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    Oh yes. Can't forget Comodo.:rolleyes:
     
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    Interesting, the worldwide market share looks more well-informed than North America.
     
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    Wow, Comodo actually has some :eek:
     
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    Nice report, but the obvious problem with it is that it's biased in favour of people who use either Appremover (usually to get rid of something else) or OESIS OK - since these are the data sources used to compile the research.

    The report states that the samples are "assumed to be representative of the market" because the tools are widely accessible, but I really question that.

    These aren't programs used by the average user who feels safe because their computer says "Protected by McAfee", and so it's no surprise that McAfee feature so poorly in the results compared to what you might expect.
     
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    McAfee and "feel safe" does not really along well. :p I kinda do not get what you tried to say above.

    As for the methodology - yeah the inexplicable quarterly fluctuations suggest there is something fishy about it - but definitely has nothing to do with McAfee poor performance.
     
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    You are welcome! :thumb:
     
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    RJK3,

    Nice catch. Based on where they get their data, it may be representative of a very small subset of the market (i.e., those who use AppRemover or OESIS OK) but significantly less useful for the worldwide security market. Additionally, these apps remove AVs, so maybe the charts show the most frequently removed programs. :)
     
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