The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During May and June 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: June 2020
|Avast Security 14.4||100||91.7||100›|
|AVG Antivirus 19.6||100||91.7||100›|
|Avira Antivirus Pro 4.0||100||100||100›|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 8.1||100||100||100›|
|Canimaan Software ClamXAV 3.0||100||100||100›|
|F-Secure SAFE 17.7||100||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security 20.0||100||100||100›|
|Norton Norton Security 8.5||100||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 10.0||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 ›