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

During April and May 2018 we evaluated 8 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 for Mac

Version6.1
PlatformmacOS High Sierra 10.13.3
Report181403
DateJun/2018

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 507 samples used 95.5%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 averageJune
Slower download of frequently-used applications 91 downloaded files 12%1%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 68 files copied 16%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)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJune
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 4,283 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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