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12.20.2011

CNET DOWNLOAD.COM ANNOUNCES ITS “TOP 11 SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS” OF 2011

CNET DOWNLOAD.COM ANNOUNCES ITS “TOP 11 SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS” OF 2011

Windows Users Flock to Security Software While Mac Fans Prefer Fun and Entertaining Software; Most Popular Software Downloads Are AVG Free (Windows) and Virtual DJ (Mac)  

http://download.cnet.com/Top-11-Downloads-of-2011

 

         SAN FRANCISCO, December 20, 2011 – CNET Download.com announced today its second annual list of the most popular software programs of the year for Windows and Mac.  The list is based on the number of users downloads from Jan. 1, 2011 to Dec. 12, 2011.  For 2011, the list honors the top 11 software programs in Windows and Mac, along with the top 11 software programs in each of the most popular 11 categories on both platforms.

         The most popular program of 2011 for Windows for the second consecutive year is the free security software AVG Free Antivirus, with 57,076,881 downloads.  For the Mac category, the music-production app VirtualDJ tops the charts as the most popular program of 2011, with 1,173,370 downloads.

         “CNET Download.com has more than 800,000 downloads in our software database, so our annual list of download leaders is an excellent resource for anyone to learn about the most useful and popular programs in our massive catalog,”  said Peter Butler, Senior Content Manager at CNET Download.com.  “Our expanded category coverage this year gives users more ways to sift through our extensive directory of safe, secure, and spyware-free downloads.”

        The 11 most popular categories in Windows for 2011 are: Security; Utilities and OS; Internet; Video; MP3 and Audio; Communications; Digital Photography; Networking; Browsers; Games; and Business.  The 11 most popular categories in Mac are:  MP3 and Audio; Internet;  Utilities and OS; Browsers; Communications; Digital Photography; Business; Games; Networking; Desktop Enhancements; and Video.

       The top 5 downloads for Windows and Mac in 2011 are listed below:

Windows
1. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012
2.  Advanced SystemCare Free
3.  Avast Free Antivirus
4.  YouTube Downloader
5.  TeamViewer

Mac
1.  Virtual DJ
2.  VLC Media Player
3.  Mozilla Firefox
4.  RealPlayer SP
5.  Adobe Photoshop CS5

A complete list can be found at http://download.cnet.com/Top-11-Downloads-of-2011

 

About CNET Download.com

Each month, millions of people visit CNET Download.com (www.download.com) to choose from more than 800,000 free downloads, including software, mobile, music, and games.  CNET Download.com features editorial reviews and ratings, user opinions, most popular lists, and suggestions from the editors help users find and evaluate the products they need. Follow CNET on Twitter (@CNET) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/cnet).  CNET Download.com is a property of CBS Interactive.

 

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Jenifer Boscacci (CNET, CBSNews.com, Download.com, TechRepublic & ZDNet)
415-344-2441
jenifer.boscacci@cbsi.com