Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is simple to download from the Mac App Store and, after you’ve granted it access your security settings in System Preferences and full disk access, it’s good to go. It updates itself automatically with new virus definitions and allows you to choose between a Quick Scan and a Deep Scan. You can also choose to scan files or external volumes in a customized location. It comes with an efficient anti-theft tool, which lets you locate and audio an alarm on your device remotely, remove its articles and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also features a handy online knowledge base that contains video tutorials and a vast selection of articles and offers a high level of scan speeds for viruses. A fast custom scan took just 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one of the few competitors that includes a vulnerability scan that checks your device for obsolete programs as well as weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the best malware detection scanners, consistently delivering remarkable results in independent lab tests. It has unbeatable spyware detection rates and a very well-rounded protection collection with features like password management, a rapid VPN as well as an anti-tracker, and parental controls. It also includes protection for machines as part of a variety of its business plans. This is an important advantage over other products.

Bitdefender is simple to navigate and groups its features into three categories: Protection, Privacy and Utilities. Protection is the portion of Bitdefender which focuses on the common features of most antivirus programs, like real-time protection, firewall monitoring and countermeasures against ransomware. Privacy is about ways to stay safe when browsing the internet. For example an internet browser that is safe and runs websites in the sandbox can keep malware out of your usual browser. The Utilities section contains useful utilities and optimization tools.