AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2018

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.

certified

Antivirus Pro

Version3.10
PlatformmacOS High Sierra 10.13.3
Report183902
DateDec/2018

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 241 samples used 99.6%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
Slower download of frequently-used applications 91 downloaded files 1%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 11 test cases applied 16%26%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 159 installed applications 29%5%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 78 files copied 15%51%
Performance Score 5.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 20,620 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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