Emsisoft's article on the survey report
Some interesting results in the survey:
Four most important aspects of security protection
- Low impact on system resources
- Good detection rate without using the cloud
- Good proactive protection without using the cloud
- Good malware removal and cleaning abilities
The number of users who rely on free desktop security software has fallen this year to 35.9%. Around 5% do not use any security program, meaning that almost 60% of respondents pay for protection.
Internet security suites are believed to offer more protection than single antivirus products
Nearly two thirds (64.6%) of respondents indicated that they believe an internet security suite offers more security than the same vendor antivirus-only product. Most users prefer an upgraded version of a standard antivirus program, such as an extra firewall.
Users choose security products primarily based on good scores in independent tests/reviews
Nearly two thirds (70%) of users choose a security product based on Good scores in independent tests/reviews. Recommendations from online forums (10%) and friends and family members (7%) accounted for the remainder.
The last time your PC was infected and your security product failed you
A minor number of respondents (4.4%) stated their security product failed to protect their system over the course of a week. A majority (76%) of respondents stated that the last time their security product failed to protect their system was over six months ago or not at all.
The top most common anti-malware manufacturers and security products
In descending order: Kaspersky Lab, ESET, BitDefender, Avast, Avira, Symantec Norton, Qihoo 360, Panda, Microsoft, Emsisoft, AVG, F-Secure, McAfee, Trend Micro.
The top most used anti-malware products per continent
Europe: Kaspersky Lab, ESET, BitDefender, Avast, Avira, Panda, Symantec, Emsisoft, F-Secure, Microsoft, AVG, G-Data
North America: Kaspersky Lab, Symantec, BitDefender, ESET, Avast, Microsoft, Webroot, AVG, Avira, McAfee, Panda, Trend Micro
Asia: Qihoo 360, ESET, Kaspersky Lab, Avast, BitDefender, Avira, Microsoft, Tencent, AVG, Emsisoft, Panda, Trend Micro
South/Central America: ESET, Kaspersky Lab, Avira, Panda, Avast, BitDefender, McAfee, AVG, Symantec, Trend Micro, Microsoft, Emsisoft
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