AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Jun/2019

During April and May 2019 we evaluated 10 home user security products for MacOS Mojave. 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.

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Security

Version13.12
PlatformMacOS Mojave 10.14.3
Report191621
DateJun/2019

Protection

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

Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 557 samples used 99.9%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Slower download of frequently-used applications 109 downloaded files 1%0%
Slower launch of standard software applications 4 test cases applied 20%38%
Slower installation of frequently-used applications 91 installed applications 12%0%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 34 files copied 10%16%
Performance Score 5.5/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)

Industry averageIndustry averageJune
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 463,152 samples used 0 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 60 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

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