AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar/2020

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.

certified

Security

Version14.3
PlatformMacOS Catalina 10.15.3
Report201201
DateMar/2020

Protection

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

Industry averageIndustry averageMarch
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 58 samples used 85%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageMarch
Slower download of frequently-used applications 30 downloaded files 2%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 68 test cases applied 4%1%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 23 installed applications 2%1%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 11,130 files copied 37%87%
Performance Score 5.0/6.0

Usability

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

Industry averageIndustry averageMarch
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 526,823 samples used 1 1
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 60 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 5.5/6.0