Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After providing it with full access to your disk and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It is able to update its virus definitions in a timely manner and allows you to choose between an immediate scan, a Deep Scan and a custom location scan of files or external volumes if you require. It also comes with an effective anti-theft feature that lets you locate your device and play an alarm, remove its items remotely, and also block it from connecting with wifi networks.

The program also includes a handy online knowledge base that contains videos and a huge selection of articles and offers a high level of speed for virus scanning – a quick custom scan took less than 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one of the few competitors that includes vulnerability scans that scans your device for obsolete programs and weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the top malware detection scanners, consistently returning remarkable results in independent lab tests. It has unbeatable rates of spyware detection and a well-rounded collection of protection features, including parental and password management controls. It also offers machine protection in a lot of its plans for business, which is a major benefit when compared to other services.

Bitdefender is easy to navigate and group its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the section of Bitdefender that covers the features that are common to all antivirus programs, such as real-time protection, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is the process of figuring out ways to be secure when browsing the internet. For instance a safe browser that runs websites in the sandbox to protect against malware infecting your usual browser. The Utilities section contains useful tools and optimization tools.