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.
Antivirus for Mac
|Platform||MacOS Catalina 10.15.3|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 58 samples used||85%||100%|
|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%||2%|
|Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 11,130 files copied||37%||0%|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 526,823 samples used||1||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 60 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 ›