Current and potential users of the latest edition of Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac (v9.0, for 2019) will be pleased to know that it achieved MacOS Certification and top scores in all three categories in the recent AV-TEST Product Review and Certification Report – Dec/2018. Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac was tested against eight other Mac security solutions during November and December of 2018, achieving a perfect score of 6.0 out of 6.0 for each category tested: Protection, Performance, and Usability.
In the first, and most important category, Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac achieved a 100% Protection score, 6.0 out of 6.0 points, in December 2018 for the detection of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last 4 months.
For Performance in December of 2018, it again achieved a 6.0 out of 6.0 score, with a 0% effect on the download of frequently-used applications, as well as a 0% percent effect on the copying of files locally in a network, with only a 2% effect on the launch of standard software applications.
Finally, in December of 2018, it achieved a perfect 6.0 out of 6.0 points, in the Usability testing, which assesses the impact of the security software on the usability of the computer—the low value of zero (0) indicating the best results you can get, with no false detections of legitimate software as malware during a system scan, and no false warnings concerning certain actions carried out during the install and usage of legitimate software.
Independent lab testing remains the best indicator of the value and efficacy of security software, because labs such as AV-TEST use only the most rigorous and objective methods to evaluate the key indicators of protection, performance, and usability. Evaluations that cannot test all competitor products simultaneously can produce skewed results, particularly for the criterion of protection, the most important indicator of the value of a security product.
For more information or to buy the best security solution for your Mac, go to Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.