Mac Security Report 2014Mac Security Report 2014

    If you have a Mac or you're thinking of buying one, you should read this report! We have reviewed a number of Mac Security programs and tested their effectiveness against prevalent Mac malware.

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    Real-World Protection TestReal-World Protection Test

    The overall report of the Real-World Protection Test (March-June) is now available! Find out how the products scored in this very demanding and sophisticated test!

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    Proactive/Behavioural Test 2014Proactive/Behavioural Test 2014

    Which products protect most effectively against new/unknown malware? Please have a look at our Proactive/Behavioural Test report of 2014, now available!

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Main Test-Series Vendors 2014

ahnlab   baidu   escan   kaspersky   microsoft   tencent   Previously Tested Vendors
avast   bitdefender   eset   kingsoft   panda   trendmicro   G DATA   Norman
avg   bullguard   fortinet   lavasoft   qihoo   vipre   TrustPort   Webroot
avira   emsisoft   fsecure   mcafee   sophos       Symantec Norton   Full List

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