The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During November and December 2021 we evaluated 8 home user security products for MacOS Big Sur. We always used the most current version of all products for the testing. They were allowed to update themselves and query their in-the-cloud services. We focused on malware detection, false positives and performance.
MacOS BigSur: December 2021
|Avast Security 15.0||100||100||100›|
|AVG AntiVirus 20.0||100||100||100›|
|Avira Security 1.7||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 9.0||100||100||100›|
|F-Secure SAFE 18.0||100||100||100›|
|Norton Norton 360 8.7||100||100||100›|
|Protected.net Total AV 5.5||83.3||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 11.0||100||100||100›|
Evaluation based on a point system
All products can achieve a maximum of 6 points each in the three categories of protection, performance and usability. This means 18 points are the best possible test result.
At 10 points or higher, a product is awarded the AV-TEST seal of approval. Additional details ›