The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During November and December 2017 we evaluated 9 home user security products for MacOS 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 Sierra: December 2017
|Avast Security 12.9||100||50||100›|
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 6.1||100||100||100›|
|Comodo Antivirus for Mac 2.2||0||100||100›|
|F-Secure SAFE 17.0||50||100||100›|
|Intego Mac Internet Security X9 10.9||91.7||91.7||100›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 18.0||100||100||100›|
|Norton Norton Security 7.5||100||100||100›|
|Sophos Sophos Home 1.2||100||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 8.0||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 ›