Bitdefender can be downloaded from virtual security threats the Mac App Store. After giving it full disk access and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It updates itself automatically with new virus definitions and you can choose between a quick scan or a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes in a customized location. The application comes with a highly efficient anti-theft tool, as well, that allows you to detect and play an alarm on your device remotely, remove its contents, and stop it from connecting to wifi networks.
The program also features an online knowledge base, with videos, tutorials, and a massive collection of information and also offers top scan speeds for viruses. A quick custom scan took only 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also among the few rivals that include a vulnerability scan, which checks your device for outdated programs and weak passwords.
Overall, Bitdefender is among the best malware detection scanners, consistently delivering remarkable results in independent lab tests. It provides unbeatable spyware detection rates and a comprehensive protection bundle that includes features such as a password manager, a speedy VPN as well as an anti-tracker, and parental controls. It also offers machine protection in a lot of its business plans, which is a major bonus compared to competing services.
Bitdefender’s interface is easy to use and separates its features into three categories that are Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is concerned with the aspects that come with the majority of antivirus tools that include real-time protection as well as firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is about methods to protect yourself while browsing the internet. For example a safe browser which runs websites within the sandbox can prevent malware from infecting your browser. And the Utilities category is filled with optimization tools as well as other useful tools.