AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2017

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.

certified

Security

Version12.9
PlatformMacOS Sierra 10.12
Report174201
DateDec/2017

Protection

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

Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 514 samples used 92.4%100%
Protection Score 6.0/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage

Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
Slower download of frequently-used applications 56 downloaded files 14%125%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 147 files copied 7%2%
Performance Score 3.0/6.0

Usability

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

Industry averageIndustry averageDecember
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 610 samples used 0 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 22 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

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