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.

certified

Antivirus

Version10.0
PlatformMacOS Catalina 10.15.3
Report202010
DateJun/2020

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)

Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 83 samples used 100%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Slower download of frequently-used applications 26 downloaded files 0%1%
Slower launch of standard software applications 42 test cases applied 5%10%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 25 installed applications 7%2%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 5,041 files copied 9%1%
Performance Score 6.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)

Industry averageIndustry averageJune
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
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

All tested manufacturers

Airo
Avast
AVG
Avira
Bitdefender
Canimaan Software
Comodo
Cyber Intell Solution
ESET
F-Secure
Intego
Kaspersky
MacKeeper
Norton
Pocket Bits
ProtectWorks
Sophos
Trend Micro
Tuxguard
VIPRE Security