List of AV Vendors (Mac)

In the Mac security comparative tests/reviews, we usually include only products of vendors which applied to get their security product scrutinized and publicly evaluated.

Below you can find a list of about 20 relatively well-known Mac security vendors.

You can send us suggestions for other Mac security (anti-malware) vendors to include in this list, or in case you find an error / outdated information. Please use the contact form.

Vendor
Country

Price (approximate)

AV-C Approved Product
Avast
Czech RepublicFREE
AVG
Czech RepublicFREE

AVIRA
GermanyFREE
Bitdefender
Romania40 USD / 40 EUR
ClamXav
UKFREE

Comodo
USAFREE

Dr.Web
Russia40 USD / 32 EUR

eScan
India36 USD / 30 EUR
ESETSlovakia30 USD / 25 EUR
F-SecureFinland40 USD / 30 EUR
G DATAGermany60 USD / 40 EUR

Intego (VirusBarrier)USA40 USD / 30 EUR
Kaspersky Lab
Russia60 USD / 40 EUR
KromTech (ZeoBit)USA55 USD / 40 EUR
McAfeeUSA80 USD / 60 EUR 

NormanNorway60 USD / 40 EUR

PandaSpain50 USD / 50 EUR

Quick HealIndia55 USD / 50 EUR
Sophos
UKFREE
Symantec (Norton)
USA40 USD / 40 EUR

Trend Micro
Japan30 USD / 50 EUR

Webroot
USA60 USD / 55 EUR

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