AV-Comparatives - Mac Security Review/Test - October 2012

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by SweX, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    HERE

    Tested Products:....
    avast! Free Antivirus For Mac
    AVIRA FREE Mac Security
    eScan Anti-Virus For Mac
    ESET Cyber Security Pro
    F-Secure Anti-Virus For Mac
    Kaspersky Security For Mac
    ZeoBit MacKeeper 2012 (FYI, Last I heard ZeoBit uses the Avira engine)


    Hat tip to AVC for being the first test Organization to start testing the Mac Security solutions as well. :thumb:
     
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  2. FanJ

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    Thanks.

    Just only being curious here, no Intego nor Sophos tested (to name a few)?
    I hope that IBK can tell a bit more ;)
     
  3. SweX

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    You're welcome. :thumb:

    Yeah good question... AVC is testing Sophos Win Solutions so AVC must surely been in contact with them about the Mac test I would think :doubt: , but Intego have never been tested by AVC so I don't know if they asked Intego at all.

    And hopefully Webroot will participate with the Mac version of WSA later on.

    But yeah, let's see what IBK have to say about it :)
     
  4. SweX

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    @IBK
    Are there any plans for a Performance test including these products? :)
     
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    all were invited, some did not want to join for various reasons (usually when a new test comes, some want to first see how it goes and only the next year they join. See e.g. previous mobile reviews, where at the begin only few joined and then each year more products were added), some preferred to get reviewed later internally (and some are planning to cease in near future developing in the Mac area and focus on other products). So please do not ask about non-included products, as I can't tell things which are not public on our website (as stated in the FAQs under the contact form ;)).
    I can't promise if a performance test on Mac will be done next year, although we are thinking about it.
    P.S.: here is a list of various vendors.
     
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    Nice to actually see Mac comparative.
    I have OS X 10.8.2 mountain Lion 2.26 Core 2 Duo 4 gigs ram.I tried the following apps.
    1.Avast
    2.Bitdefender
    3.Eset
    4.F-Secure
    5.IAntiVirus
    6.Intego
    7.Sophos

    Outside of malware testing I found Bitdefender and F-Secure the best performance on OS X.Currently using F-Secure and love it.The scans are fast and there is no impact at all on the system and I love the 1 click Block all traffic.
     
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  7. FanJ

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    Thanks IBK for your reply and the test.

    I fully respect that you can't tell what you can't tell.
     
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    Thanks, I already had the free Avira installed on my sister's mb air, months ago :thumb:
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  9. SweX

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    Thanks for the answers :)
    The hope lives on :D
    That's a nice source indeed :thumb: trjam wanna test some new ones? ;)
     
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    AVIRA AntiVir
    Great Results! :thumb:
     
  11. trjam

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    Nah, I am totally happy with THIS version. Lol
     
  12. SweX

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    If you say so Sir :D, though this version of what? :)
     
  13. Noob

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    No really as much vendors as in Windows Tests. :D
    Good job for Avast! and Avira both are free and detected all of the samples. :thumb:
     
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