AV-TEST The best MacOS antivirus software for home users (June 2021)

  1. This test shows how an antivirus behaves with certain threats, in a specific environment and under certain conditions.
    We encourage you to compare these results with others and take informed decisions on what security products to use.
    Before buying an antivirus you should consider factors such as price, ease of use, compatibility, and support. Installing a free trial version allows an antivirus to be tested in everyday use before purchase.


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Content Creator
Apr 24, 2016
During June and July 2021 we evaluated 7 home user security products for macOS BigSur.
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.