in fact, i know how these numbers may be accurate, you have a secret group of guys installing all those AVs at same time on hundreds of VMs, but because they are idiots, they think they have to put a new license every time they reset the VMIf we take the claims of every AV Vendor at face value we must conclude that aliens are buying AV on Earth. The human population with access to computers just isn't enough for everyone to be right...
Kudos to Symantec, Avira and ESET for staying a bit humble than the othersHere, how the AV popularity is seen by vendors:
WD 500 millions users
McAfee 500 mln users
Avast (and AVG) 435 mln users
Kaspersky 400 mln users
Eset 110 mln users
Avira 100 mln users
Symantec 50 mln users
WD and McAfee are often preinstalled on computers. McAfee is usually removed (trial version). WD is often replaced by another AV.
Added Kaspersky and Avira.
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One day, the day when the number of users exceeds the population of the earth will come.
But some people have an employer provided pc and a personal pc. Persons such as myself.3.2 Billion people have access to the Internet in the world... I believe if you add statistics from all vendors you already have more than that...
Internet world usage statistics show how many people use the internet daily. More than 3 billion people use it. Almost 88% of these are from the USA.zappedia.com