The best MacOS antivirus software for home users
During April and May 2017 we evaluated 10 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: June 2017
|Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 5.2||100||100||100›|
|Canimaan Software ClamXav Sentry 2.12||83.3||100||100›|
|ESET Endpoint Security 6.4||83.3||100||100›|
|Intego Mac Internet Security X9 10.9||100||91.7||100›|
|Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 16.0||100||100||100›|
|MacKeeper MacKeeper 3.14||0||100||100›|
|Norton Norton Security 7.3||100||100||100›|
|ProtectWorks AntiVirus 2.0||50||100||100›|
|Sophos Central Endpoint 9.6||83.3||100||100›|
|Trend Micro Antivirus 7.0||91.7||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 ›