AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jun/2020
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.
Antivirus for Mac
|Platform||MacOS Catalina 10.15.3|
Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 83 samples used||100%||98.8%|
Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 26 downloaded files||0%||0%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 42 test cases applied||5%||3%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 25 installed applications||7%||6%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 5,041 files copied||9%||1%|
Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 391,045 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 ›
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