Antivirus dominates PC application sales chart

Microsoft has truly created an ecosystem, albeit one that shouldn't have to exist.

Dave Rosenberg Co-founder, MuleSource
Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.
Dave Rosenberg

According to research group NPD, this month's list of top 10 PC software applications contains three video games, one productivity tool, and six antivirus/security tools.

It's amazing that Microsoft has created more of a market for applications that fix the problems Windows causes than it has for entertainment or business.

1. Spore
2. MS Office 2007 Home & Student
3. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
4. Trend Micro AntiVirus 2008 Plus Anti-Spyware
5. Spy Sweeper
6. Norton 360 2.0 3User
7. The Sims 2/Apartment Life
8. Norton Antivirus 2008
9. Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 3User
10. Spy Sweeper with Antivirus