Even though it failed to receive certifications in the latest anti-virus tests, Microsoft’s Security Essentials continues to be the number one security product in the entire world, with a market share of 15.3 percent.
According to a report released by Opswat, Security Essentials increased its market share by 2.3 percent in December 2012, remaining the most widely-used product in the anti-virus market.
Avast! Free Antivirus comes second with 13.6 percent, followed by Avira Free Antivirus with 9 percent and ESET Nod32 Antivirus with 6.8 percent.
“Microsoft Security Essentials is the top product worldwide. With a 2.3% increase for a total of 15.3%, the product has overtaken avast! Free Antivirus as the world’s most widely-used product,” the report shows.
A new version of Microsoft Security Essentials is also available for download, so go to this page to find more information and get the download link.