Symantec, Mcafee Losing it now

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by bamboom, Jun 22, 2006.

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  1. bamboom

    bamboom Registered Member

    Jun 8, 2006
    After Doing so many reviews of security softwares for severals years i have noticed a certain thing that the big players like Symantec & Mcafee are losing their market share. Their was a time when Mcafee & Symantec are considered to be superior in every department look at norton till 2002 and macfee till v7 after that they concentrated more on adding junk to softwares rather than anything special they always make their pacakage attractive so to increase the share among home users but the quality of the product decreases every year. The toll that is put on the system is sometimes inacceptale and literraly bring a system to a crawl. They all followed microsoft when microsoft introduces security centre (which is useless) they all followed it. The use of activex by mcafee is pretty stupid move as activex is not considered safe by any means. Now you look at their new beta products line for 2007 Mcafee has chaged it interface to a more cramped one and norton agains seems to following Microsoft one care. But on the other hand look at the other small companies who have grown superbly with every release their is some drastic improvement on every version look at kaspersky 3 years back with their 3.0 version it literally bring a system to a halt. but they have improved that with every version and now now the KAV/KIS 2006 is considered to the best package among all. Look at the eset how they have improved over 1.0 to 2.0 version and the 3.0 version is going to blow away all the other as i have heard from the sources with its superb firewall and improved antivirus. So the point is the big players having the largest market share should consider improving their softwares to the right path rather than just adding more & more crap to it they have the resources and skiled professionals to do it.
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    Well first of all Symantec has more market share than all of the other antivirus companys put together. That doesn't show loss of market share to me. and McAfee also has a very large market share. And their detection rates are as good as anyones. The attached image is from a late 2005 report.

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  3. BeBizzy

    BeBizzy Registered Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    The Netherlands

    When Peter Norton sold his company it's destiny was to go under. Each year Symantec (only looking for commerce) looses market.

    Peter had a wonderful product and he was driven. We used Norton till 2001.

    For 5 years we are using NOD32 and we're reseller of it in The Netherlands. We and our clients never had one problem with it. That's why Norton, Mcafee and the rest looses market!
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Aug 1, 2002
    Walk through the big box stores here in the USA -- Best Buy, Circuit City, Office Depot, CompUSA, etc. What do you see on the shelves? Norton Norton Norton Mcafee and more Norton. Stand at the check-outs what do you see? Ditto -- Norton & Mcafee & (occasionally) Trend Micro.

    Buy a computer from dem guys & what is pre-installed? Same-o same-o.

    Talk to one of their sales persons & mention (for instance) Dr Web. Response -- "Is he a specialist or a G.P.?":cautious:

    In the old days it was said (to ITs): "You won't get fired for buying IBM, no matter what happens." The same saying holds true nowadays except substitute the word "Norton" for the word "IBM."

    Moral of the story: Them what has, gets.
  5. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    The thing is it's only when people visit forums like this that they learn of all these other security products. From then on, it's a case of researching. Joe Public will assume that because the computer shop sells those two or three brands, they are the ones to choose from and must be the best.
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