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chabbo

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AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:41:34 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBTlurskg6c

Gratz to Avast!



But other antivirus vendor saying they have over 300 millions.

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 06:53:37 PM »
Avira says they have 238.871.000 Installations.

Avast counts the users.
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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 07:01:47 PM »
kaspersky have 300 millions users worldwide.

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 07:05:17 PM »
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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 07:06:33 PM »
kaspersky has a higher user base.

However if you look at this link it indicates microsoft is higher.

http://www.opswat.com/about/media/reports/antivirus-august-2013

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 07:08:40 PM »
Thats just confusing. :)
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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 08:00:02 PM »
Concerning the OPSWAT article I gleaned this from their "introduction...

OPSWAT releases periodic market share reports for several sectors of the security industry.  This report includes worldwide market share for antivirus, public file sharing (peer-to-peer), backup, and antiphishing applications. The data used in this report was collected on August 13, 2013.  Please note that OPSWAT is not a research institution, and makes no claims on accuracy of this data in the real world marketplace; this report aims to distribute the unique data collected to inspire public discussion, not to make any claims as to why changes have occurred. To see a description of the data collection and its limitations, see the data collection section of this report.

They make "no claims on accuracy".  ???
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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 08:02:41 PM »
So how does avast ascertain its usage figures then with accuracy?

How come kaspersky,s figures are put under question and yet avast figures are not?

Bit of a dilemma dont you think?

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 08:31:08 PM »
So how does avast ascertain its usage figures then with accuracy?
Thats one of the reasons avast get you to register as it gives them registered user data.

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 08:38:31 PM »
okay.
So how does avast know how many uninstalled their product after registration?

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 08:39:57 PM »
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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2013, 08:42:23 PM »
okay.
So how does avast know how many uninstalled their product after registration?
They probably don't know.

One way avast gets user number data is by how many computers receive vps updates.
Which is also the most reliable way to collect data.  :)
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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2013, 08:45:14 PM »
okay.
I watched the video and i notice that avast userbase is being compared to avg etc.

Could you please supply a link where it clearly shows avast has more users than kaspersky.

Thanks.

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Re: AVAST reaches 200 million user milestone
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2013, 08:46:29 PM »
Also i may add that kaspersky in fact has a higher userbase.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspersky_Lab
http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/about
http://usa.kaspersky.com/about-us/press-center/press-releases/kaspersky-lab-global-survey-shows-third-party-disclosure-data-b

300 million users in fact.
This topic is not about Kaspersky so please stop side tracking the thread, the topic is about avast making a milestone.