AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2020
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.
|Platform||MacOS Catalina 10.15.7|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 780 samples used||100%||100%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 30 downloaded files||1%||5%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 51 test cases applied||5%||11%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 25 installed applications||16%||26%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 3,446 files copied||15%||2%|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 208,317 samples used||0||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 50 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 ›