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

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.

certified

Antivirus

Version7.0
PlatformmacOS Sierra 10.12
Report171410
DateJun/2017

Protection

Protection against malware infections
(such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 184 samples used 97.5%99.5%
Protection Score 5.5/6.0

Performance

Average influence of the product on computer speed in daily usage
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Industry averageIndustry averageJune
Slower download of frequently-used applications 90 downloaded files 3%6%
Slower copying of files (locally and in a network) 149 files copied 5%0%
Performance Score 6.0/6.0

Usability

Impact of the security software on the usability of the whole computer
(lower values indicate better results)
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Industry averageIndustry averageJune
False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 606 samples used 0 0
False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 20 samples used 0 0
Usability Score 6.0/6.0

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