Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After you have granted it full access to your disk and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It updates itself automatically with new virus definitions, and allows you to choose between a quick scan or a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes at a specific location. The application also includes a powerful anti-theft function that allows you to locate your device and play an alarm, then remove its items remotely, and block it from connecting with wifi networks.
The program also has an online knowledge base, with videos tutorials and a large selection of articles as well as excellent scan speeds for viruses. A quick custom scan took only 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one of the few programs that offer vulnerability scans which scans your device for obsolete programs as well as weak passwords.
Overall, Bitdefender is one of the most effective malware scanners. It has consistently delivered impressive results in independent laboratory tests. It has unbeatable rates of spyware detection and a well-rounded collection of protection features, including parental and password manager controls. It also includes protection for machines as part of many of its business plans. This is a major advantage over other products.
Bitdefender is easy to use and categorizes its features in 3 categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the part of Bitdefender that focuses on the common features of most antivirus programs, such as real time protection, firewall monitoring, and countermeasures against ransomware. Privacy is the process of figuring out ways to ensure your safety when browsing the internet. For example an internet browser that is safe and runs websites within the sandbox to keep malware out of your usual browser. The Utilities category has optimization tools as well as other handy tools.