The data for such analytics, which the company has been publishing for more than five years, has been collected from more than 30,000 corporate and home systems where free OPSWAT products are installed. In this regard, the researchers recall that their statistics cannot be considered exhaustive: although the company's solutions are used around the world, only English versions of free products are available to users, which is why countries with a large number of native English speakers are clearly prevailing.
It is also worth noting that the report is not included with Windows Defender, for the simple reason that this product is installed by default on almost all modern Windows systems.
OPSWAT emphasizes that its report should not be used to determine "which antivirus vendors are the best or to compare these vendors in terms of quality or performance."
In general, according to OPSWAT statistics, today the largest supplier of antivirus solutions is Symantec with a market share of 13.56%. It is followed by ESET with 12.84% and McAfee with 12.21%.
Also, the fresh Top 10 included Bitdefender (10.77%), Kaspersky (7.66%), Avast (6.98%), Cylance (5.95%), Webroot (5.88%), Malwarebytes (5 , 8%) and Sophos (3.62%).