The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During November and December 2020 we evaluated 9 home user security products for MacOS Catalina. 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 Catalina: December 2020
|Avast Security 14.6||100||91.7||100›|
|Avira Antivirus Pro 4.2||100||100||100›|
|Clario Clario 1.1||100||100||100›|
|Clario MacKeeper 5.0||100||100||100›|
|F-Secure SAFE 17.9||100||91.7||83.3›|
|Intego VirusBarrier 10.9||91.7||91.7||100›|
|Norton Norton 360 8.5||100||100||100›|
|Protected.net Total AV 4.18||91.7||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 11.0||100||91.7||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 ›