AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Mar/2023
During March 2023 we evaluated 8 home user security products for MacOS Ventura. 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 Ventura 13.2.1|
|Detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months (the AV-TEST reference set) 235 samples used||100%||100%|
|Slower download of frequently-used applications 50 downloaded files||0%||0%|
|Slower launch of standard software applications 60 test cases applied||2%||1%|
|Slower installation of frequently-used applications 25 installed applications||12%||8%|
|Slower copying of files, locally and in a network 3,110 files copied||2%||3%|
|False detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan 33,236 samples used||0||0|
|False warnings concerning certain actions carried out whilst installing and using legitimate software 80 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 ›