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OPSWAT Anti-Virus Report Shows Microsoft Making Big Gains

When it comes to naming Windows anti-virus vendors, is Microsoft’s Security Essentials one of the vendors on the tip of your tongue? Well, it should be, at least according to OPSWAT, the anti-virus tools vendor. In their last market share report released this week, their share rose to nearly 15% of the North American market, making it the top single product. Symantec owns more market share as a vendor but spread across several different product lines.

OPSWAT produces a number of software development kits to help with security scanning and PC management, and their kits are licensed by many of the major tech vendors such as Citrix, Juniper, and Microsoft. Their report collected data from March 2011 to February 2012 using their AppRemover tool on more than 350,000 endpoints around the world.

Also interesting is that Windows 7 is nearly at parity in market share with XP systems, both at somewhat less than half with four percent still running Vista. The pattern is similar whether you look at just North American PCs or worldwide.

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