AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2021
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.
Antivirus for Mac
|Platform||MacOS BigSur 11.6|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 794 samples used||100%||100%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 36 downloaded files||0%||0%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 83 test cases applied||3%||3%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 26 installed applications||5%||8%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 3,517 files copied||3%||8%|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 81,836 samples used||0||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 60 samples used||0||0|
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 ›