AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar/2021
During March and April 2021 we evaluated 7 home user security products for macOS BigSur. 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.
|Platform||MacOS BigSur 11.2.1|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 232 samples used||100%||99.6%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 30 downloaded files||0%||0%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 50 test cases applied||4%||3%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 24 installed applications||13%||10%|
|Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 4,176 files copied||71%||44%|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 59,915 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 ›