How to Get Antivirus Free of Cost, Protection and Other Pitfalls Antiviruses for iPhone and iPad are free, and they’re just a click away.
That’s the conclusion of a study by a group of academics at Australia’s University of New South Wales.
The study, entitled A review of antivirus software available in Australia, found there were almost 2,000 antivirus-free applications for iPhones and iPads.
This is a key finding in a broader review of apps available in the iOS market.
Antivirus free for iOSThe study found that there were about 2,800 free antivirus applications available in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
This meant the overall number of free antiviruses in Australia was almost twice as high as the number of antivirus-free apps available for iOS.
But the study found the overall market share of free apps was lower than in other markets such as the United States, France and China.
The biggest market for free antiviral apps was in China, where over 70 per cent of free applications were available.
In comparison, just over a quarter of free Android apps were available for Android devices in Australia.
The researchers concluded there was a significant opportunity for companies to make the free antivirs free, but they noted that in the market, many consumers could only afford a small premium.
This included the low cost of antiviral insurance, and the cost of getting a paid antivirus app.
The report found the most popular antivirus was on the Apple Watch.
Apple is the market leader with nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of the free apps, followed by Samsung (16 per cent), Microsoft (15 per cent, followed closely by Google (10 per cent)) and Microsoft Edge (10.7 per cent).
This compares to a market share for Apple iOS devices of just 3 per cent.
In the UK, Microsoft has the highest share of the market with 37 per cent market share.
This includes the Apple watch, where Microsoft has 37 per per cent share.
In Australia, Microsoft is the second largest player with about 13 per cent and Google (14 per cent in total) is third with 8 per cent each.
While Apple is the leader in the smartphone market, Google and Samsung have overtaken Apple in the tablet market.
In total, Google has over 10 per cent (32 per cent at present) market share in Australia compared to Apple’s 5 per cent