AV-Comparatives’ Computer Security Survey Reveals Webcam Fears and the World’s Most Popular Solutions

  • Kaspersky has proven to be the most popular desktop security product in the world, followed by Microsoft, Bitdefender and ESET. Kaspersky is also among the top five products on all continents.
  • Bitdefender is the most popular mobile security solution overall, closely followed by Kaspersky.
  • Windows 10 usage has fallen from over 80% in 2021 to 65% this year. This is due to the adoption of Windows 11, which is already used by 24% of survey respondents.
  • There has been a slight increase in the use of iOS, which now accounts for almost a quarter of users. However, Android remains by far the most popular mobile operating system and is used by 74% of respondents.
  • The majority of respondents were satisfied with their current security solution, with 85% saying they were satisfied or very satisfied.
  • Free security programs are more popular with younger respondents, while older users are more likely to pay for a security solution.
  • Just over half of respondents do not use any of the additional features included in their security product.
  • The four most popular additional features among the 20% of respondents who used them were webcam protection, antispam, VPN and a secure browser. Webcam protection was the most popular individual feature, which is likely to be in demand due to the rise of working from home and virtual meetings.
  • System performance tuners, crypto-mining, data shredders, backup, ransomware folder shields and data breach detectors were the least used. These services were used by less than 10% of users who use additional features.

Andreas Clementico-founder, AV-Comparatives said:
“The results of the annual Computer Security Survey are an important and valuable assessment of the antivirus market in 2022. Vendors can use the results to ensure their products are sophisticated and focused on user needs.
“It was interesting to see that the additional features are not widely used. Crypto-mining, for example, has nothing to do with security and carries potential risks. It is debatable whether it should be included in a security product. While data breach detectors can be useful, many are available for free on the Internet. In some cases, the functionality of a security product may simply connect to one of these services.
“We urge AV providers to continue to focus on providing products and services that the market is looking for.”

Like all AV-Comparatives public test reports, the IT Security Survey 2022 report is available for free: https://www.av-comparatives.org/surveys/it-security-survey-2022/

About AV-Comparatives:
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