The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During November and December 2018 we evaluated 9 home user security products for MacOS High Sierra. 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 High Sierra: December 2018
|Avast Security 13.11||75||100||100›|
|Avira Antivirus Pro 3.10||100||83.3||100›|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 7.1||100||100||100›|
|ESET Cyber Security Pro 6.6||100||83.3||100›|
|F-Secure SAFE 17.4||100||83.3||100›|
|Intego VirusBarrier 10.9||100||75||100›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security 19.0||100||91.7||100›|
|Norton Norton Security 8.1||100||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 9.0||100||100||100›|
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 ›