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Effectiveness of Mac Antivirus Software put to the Test 2023 by AV-Comparatives

Independent testing lab AV-Comparatives has released its Mac Security Test 2023 reports of security programs for Apple’s macOS Ventura systems.

AV-Comparatives has reviewed and tested 9 security solutions on Apple’s macOS Ventura. Check out for AV-Comparatives Mac Security Test & Review 2023 to see which consumer and enterprise security solutions have been approved.

Malware research by AV-Comparatives has shown that viable malicious programs targeting macOS are still being produced, and that Mac users are not immune to cyberattacks. There has been rapid growth in potentially unwanted applications (PUA) for Mac recently. Consequently, AV-Comparatives also tested each product against a wide array of potentially unwanted programs for macOS, and the results of this are included in the report.

Nine security solutions for Mac were certified by the Austrian test institute. These are (in alphabetical order): Avast Free Security for Mac, AVG AntiVirus Free for Mac, Avira Prime for Mac, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, CrowdStrike Falcon Pro for Mac, Intego Mac Internet Security, Kaspersky Plus for Mac, Trellix Endpoint Security (HX) for Mac and Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.

To be certified, products had to demonstrate a high degree of protection against prevalent Mac threats, and produce no false alarms with common, legitimate software for macOS. Approved products also had to protect without slowing the system down, have real-time protection, carry out essential functions reliably, and avoid confusing the user with misleading alerts.

Additionally, all participating products were tested for their ability to detect Windows malware. It ensures that Mac users do not inadvertently pass on malicious Windows files to family, friends or colleagues. Other general security advice to Mac users on keeping their systems safe is included in the report with an in-depth review of each product. The reader is thus provided with an indication of the product’s ease of use.