The global antivirus software package market size reached US$ 3.9 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 4.8 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Antivirus software is a program that protects a computer against malware and cybercriminals. It guards against malicious browser helper objects (BHO), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, Trojan horses, worms, malicious layered service providers (LSPs), fraud tools, adware and spyware. Presently, several companies are providing antivirus software packages that scan faster, reduce space consumption, maintain a robust threat library and store malware definitions on the cloud.

The rising dependence on smartphones for conducting digital transactions is increasing the risk of cyber threats. This represents one of the key factors escalating the demand for antivirus software packages to protect against data and security breaches. Apart from this, significant utilization of online banking applications is increasing the installation of antivirus software packages in the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector to prevent fraudulent activities and ensure secure payment. Moreover, cloud-based antivirus software packages are finding applications in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as they are convenient and cost-effective. Furthermore, the key players are providing antivirus software packages with real-time malware scanning. They are also offering additional protection against malicious Uniform Resource Locator (URL), scam and phishing attacks, social engineering techniques, advanced persistent threat (APT) and botnet distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Besides this, the growing usage of the internet and the growing e-commerce sector on account of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and consequent lockdowns imposed by governing agencies are influencing the market positively.

Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global antivirus software package market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on device, operating system and end user.

Breakup by Device:


Breakup by Operating System:


Breakup by End User:


Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Asia Pacific
South Korea
United Kingdom
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Adaware (Avaquest Group), AhnLab Inc., Avast Software s.r.o., AVG Technologies CZ, Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG, Bitdefender SRL, BullGuard Limited, F-Secure Oyj, Kaspersky Labs GmbH (Kaspersky Lab Limited), McAfee LLC (TPG Capital and Intel), Microsoft Corporation, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. and Symantec Corporation (Broadcom Inc.).

Key questions answered in this report:
How has the global antivirus software package market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global antivirus software package market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the device?
What is the breakup of the market based on the operating system?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global antivirus software package market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?