AV-TEST Product Review 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.
Antivirus for Mac
|Platform||MacOS Sierra 10.12|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 514 samples used||92.4%||38.1%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 56 downloaded files||14%||0%|
|Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 147 files copied||7%||5%|
|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|
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 ›