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

During August and September 2020 we evaluated 5 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 Pro

Version4.0
PlatformMacOS Catalina 10.15.5
Report204202
DateSep/2020

Protection

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

Industry averageIndustry averageSeptember
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 73 samples used 99%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageSeptember
Slower download of frequently-used applications 30 downloaded files 8%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 53 test cases applied 10%12%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 25 installed applications 3%3%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 3,112 files copied 11%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 averageSeptember
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 191,362 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

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