The security software maker company headquartered in California conducted a study over 24 countries and analyzed data of an average of 27 to 28 million PCs per month to find out a total estimate of the number of computer users who have essential security software installed in their devices.
Finland tops with more than 90.3 percent PCs having basic security software while Italy and Germany with 86.2 percent and 85.55 percent are in second and third place respectively.Indiawith 82.67 is ahead ofChina, (82 percent) and US (80.65 percent.)
“Its gratifying to see that the majority of consumers have gotten the message that at the very least they need to have basic security protection installed,” said McAfee President Todd Gebhart. ”Protecting digital devices against cyber crime from malware not only benefits each of us personally, but also serves to discourage illicit activity and preserve the integrity of the Internet,” he added.
“Security software is consumers’ first and, in many cases, only defence against cybercrime,” the study concluded.