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About Anti-Virus Software

Anti-Virus protects us from malware, ransomware, and hijackers. ( Aside from stopping viruses from invading your computer, most anti virus software nowadays have features like firewalls that will ensure all-around security for your machine.

The Market

In 2018, the global antivirus market was valued at 3770 million USD. Between 2019 and 2024, the market value is expected to drop at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of -1.2% between 2019 and 2024. The main geographical regions that are the target market for anti virus software include North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia. Although China, India, and Southeast Asia aren’t the top market for anti virus software, their market share is expected to heavily increase in the next few years.

Why It's Important

Cyber security is an industry that brings in billions of dollars worth of revenue annually. Installing anti virus software your computer should your first priority. With a plethora of existing forms of malware, and that number constantly growing, having the software installed is essential to maintaining the well being of your machine. Through signature-based, heuristic, and rootkit detection methods, it allows real-time scanning of the system’s memory, operating system, and file databases. Some of the most widely used anti virus software of 2019 include programs like McAfee, Norton Security, Avast, and AVG.