The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During February and March 2020 we evaluated 10 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: March 2020
|Avast Security 14.3||100||83.3||91.7›|
|AVG AntiVirus 19.4||100||83.3||91.7›|
|Avira Antivirus Pro 4.0||100||58.3||100›|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 8.1||100||100||100›|
|Intego VirusBarrier 10.9||100||100||100›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security 20.0||100||100||100›|
|Norton Norton Security 8.5||100||100||100›|
|Pocket Bits BitMedic Pro 3.1||0||100||83.3›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 10.0||100||100||100›|
|Tuxguard Antivirus 1.0||0||100||66.7›|
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 ›