Anti-Malware Market for Windows Is Still Wide Open
A trojan horse is a type of virus that often appears to be legitimate software, prompting users to enter login credentials. This virus has been around and targeting Windows Microsoft systems since 2008. What made this bout of Qakbot more virulent was the ways hackers are advancing the virus’ cloaking capabilities. The end goal of this type of malware is to gain access to login credentials and access a firms’ back accounts or financial data.
The anti-malware market for Windows still has no clear leader. AVAST Software currently holds 15 percent of the market, according to metadefender.com. McAfee has about 13 percent of the anti-malware app market for Windows systems, putting them directly behind AVAST.
This chart shows the market share held by the leading Windows anti-malware application vendors worldwide.