Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is easy to download from the Mac App Store and, after granting it access to your security settings in System Preferences and full disk access, it’s ready to go. It is able to automatically update its virus definitions, and allows you to choose between a Quick Scan or a Deep Scan. You can also opt to scan files as well as external volumes in a custom location. The application comes with a highly efficient anti-theft tool, in addition, it allows you to detect and play an alarm on your device remotely, remove its contents and prevent it from connecting to wifi networks.

It also includes a knowledge base on the internet with articles and videos. A fast custom scan on my test device took less than 5 minutes. It’s also among the few competing programs to include an vulnerability scanner that can check your device for outdated software and weak passwords and also offers an efficient scheduler to run custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is one of the most reliable malware scanners. It consistently delivers remarkable results in independent laboratory tests. It offers unbeatable spyware identification rates, and an extremely comprehensive protection package that includes features such as password management, a fast VPN as well as an anti-tracker, and parental controls. It also offers machine protection in many of its plans for business, which is a major benefit when compared to other services.

Bitdefender is simple to navigate and group its features in 3 categories: Protection, Privacy and Utilities. Protection covers the things that are associated with most antivirus tools like real-time security including firewall monitoring, ransomware and other countermeasures. Privacy deals with methods to stay secure while browsing the web, including a safe browser (designed with banking and shopping sites in mind) that runs websites within the sandbox and stops malware from infecting your normal internet browser. The Utilities section includes useful utilities and optimization tools.

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